To say hubby likes to wood smoke meat is putting it mildly. He is devoted to that meat for however long it takes. Wood smoking meat is not something you can do quickly. Everything is low and slow! For this meal we chose pork shoulder, also called pork butt. We used El Diablo Chipotle Mustard and a basic rub to flavor the pork. After nine long hours are you ready to enjoy some Wood Smoked Pork Shoulder?
It is hard to describe how amazing wood smoking meat smells. Our house smelled pretty fantastic for a few days. We have invested in grills, cookbooks, and several different grill toys. I have shared our wood smoking experience with brisket (oh my goodness, AMAZING!) I will have hubby share a little about how to prepare and cook the pork butt. Take it away hubby!
(In the South we love coleslaw on our pulled pork sandwich!)
To start the shoulder, I injected it with a mixture of apple juice, salt, brown sugar and Worcestershire Sauce. Except we were out of Worcestershire Sauce, so we improvised and used a little Worcestershire-based steak sauce.
As a base for the rub, I used the El Diablo Chipotle Mustard. Some BBQ purists will poo-poo the thought of mustard in BBQ, but this was a great addition to this particular shoulder.
For the rub, we wanted a combination that wouldn’t overpower the El Diablo Chipotle mustard- so we went with my basic rub- salt, pepper, brown sugar, a little cayenne, paprika, onion flakes and garlic.
Our smoke of choice this time around- Hickory- moderately strong, it’s a great addition to pork.
Thank you to El Diablo Mustard for all the delicious mustard. We had fun doing a taste test to see which one to use on the pork butt. Thank you to ThermoWorks for providing a fabulous thermometer. It worked perfectly to check the pork while cooking for the nine hours. Thank you to Mr. BBQ for the wonderful grill pan. We love cooking our veggies in the pan.
Thank to our other sponsors – Bob’s Red Mill, FireWire Grilling, Gourmet Garden, Intensity Academy, Maple Leaf Farms, Not Ketchup, Pick Your Plum, Quirk Books, and The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop.
Here are the other recipes shared today:
Beer Cheese Brat Chowder – Cheese Curd In Paradise
Ducky Joes – A Day In The Life On The Farm
Boston Lager Cupcakes – Sew You Think You Can Cook
Sweet Cornbread Mini Muffins with A Chile Pepper Kick – On The Move – In The Galley
Ducky 13-Bean Soup – The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
13 Bean Chili – Miss Laura’s Kitchen
Za’atar Spiced Cashews – The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chicken and Potato Stir-Fry On The Grill – Debbie Does Dinner Healthy
Pretzel Bites with Hot & Spicy El Diablo Mango Mustard – Making Miracles
Sloppy Joe Egg Rolls with Spicy Mustard – From Gate to Plate
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