Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich with Smokin' Piggy Rub

Ingredients:
1         ea          8 lb Fresh pork butt
1/2      lb           Light brown sugar
1/2      lb           Salt
1 1/2   C            Spice Union Smokin’ Piggy Rub
2         Qts         Warm water
4         lbs          Ice
1 1/2   C            Cider vinegar
3         Tbsp       Brown sugar
2         Tbsp       Ketchup
2         Tbsp       Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
1         Tsp         Red pepper flakes
1         Tsp         Black pepper
1         Tsp         Salt


Brine the pork butt:

  1. Place brown sugar, salt and 1/2 C of Spice Union Smokin’ Piggy Rub in a cooler big enough to fit the pork butt.

  2. Add warm water to the cooler and mix until the sugar and salt is dissolved.

  3. Place the pork butt in the brine and top with the ice. The ice will keep the temperature within the 'food safe' zone.

  4. Let the pork butt brine for at least 3 hours.


Prepare the Carolina Barbeque Sauce:

  1. In a medium size sauce pan, combine the cider vinegar, brown

  2. sugar, ketchup, Frank’s Red hot Sauce, red pepper flake, black pepper and salt.

  3. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring every 5 minutes.

  4. Remove the sauce from the heat and let cool to room temperature.


Smoke the pork butt:

  1. Preheat your smoker to 225°F- setting up for indirect cooking.

  2. Remove the pork butt from the brine and pat dry with towel. Let the pork butt come to room temperature.

  3. Liberally season the pork butt with Spice Union Smokin’ Piggy Rub.

  4. Place the pork butt on the indirect heat side of the smoker.

  5. Cook the pork butt until it reaches an internal temperature of 155°F (factor 30-35 minutes per pound).

  6. Wrap the pork butt in aluminum foil.

  7. Place the pork butt back in the smoker and increase the smoker temperature to 300°F.

  8. Continue to cook the pork butt until it reaches an internal temperature of 190°F (factor 30-35 minutes per pound).

  9. Remove the pork butt from the smoker and let sit for 20 minutes.

  10. Remove the pork butt from the aluminum foil, reserving any liquid that may be in the foil.

  11. Using your hands, shred the pork butt, leaving the meat in long strips as best as possible.

  12. Add the reserved cooking liquid and any remaining Spice Union Smokin' Piggy Rub to the shredded pork.  Toss to coat.

  13. Serve on a soft bun with Carolina Barbeque Sauce, pickles, and shredded lettuce or your favorite coleslaw.

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