This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

Tips for my 2nd attempt at pulled pork?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    I do 8lbs butts at 275 for around 10 hours. Depending on weather. Sometimes 12. Perfect every time. Every single time.


      Once you figure out the temperature thing, trust the grill to do its job. Don't open it, just let it be. It's doing its thing in there. When the internal temp hits 160-ish...throw some more wood on and go to about 300° for about a 1/2 hour, roughly, then I let it be at around 275 again for the remainder. Just falls apart and tastes great. I do cut them in half now thanks to huskee, I think it was him, more bark that way. Love that tip.


      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
        Editing a comment
        hiking the temp up at the stall is a great technique, and one Pit Boss advocates. And yep, I'm a firm believer in small butts, lol. 2, 3, or 4lbers max is all I personally do now. I know some folks like a big ol' hunk of meat and there's nothing wrong with that either. One thing I know, no one who's had my pork, including myself has ever said "There shouldn't be this much delicious bark in this pulled pork"!

      I had 6 lbs of pork butt. I was afraid of halfing it to 3 lbs bc I thought it may be too small. Next time I will take it to 3 lbs. thanks Huskee. How are the cooking times of a 3 pounder?


      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
        Editing a comment
        I typically will do one to two 3lbers, and it seems like I let them go 6-7hrs then wrap, then maybe 1-2 more on heat, and 1-2 in a cambro. I tend to average 10hrs give on take depending on circumstances. Thickness of the meat is what tends to dictate cooking time more so than LxW or weight. But if it does affect cooking time it would only shorten it.


    No announcement yet.
    Rubs Promo


    These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

    These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

    Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

    A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

    Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

    3 burner gas grill

    The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

    Click here to read ourcompletereview

    Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

    Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

    Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

    Green Mountain’s portable Trek Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Trek from your smart phone or laptop.

    Click here to read our detailed review and to order

    Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

    Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

    With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
    Click here to read our detailedreview

    Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

    This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

    Click here to read our detailed review

    Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

    Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

    The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

    Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review

    Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

    The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
    Click here for our review of this superb smoker

    Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

    We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
    Click here for our review on this unique smoker