Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Print
Barbecue Pork Butt
Total:
17 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
8 hr 30 min
Cook:
8 hr 30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 pounds pulled pork
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
17 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
8 hr 30 min
Cook:
8 hr 30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 pounds pulled pork
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts water
  • 12 ounces kosher salt
  • 8 ounces molasses
  • 8 to 10 pound boneless pork butt
  • Special equipment: Smoker and 4 ounces hickory or oak wood chunks

Directions

Place the water, salt and molasses in a large 12-quart container and stir until the salt dissolves. Add the pork butt to the brine and weigh down with a zip top bag filled with 2 cups of the brine to make sure it is completely submerged in the brine.

Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove the pork from the brine, and pat dry.

Heat the smoker to 225 degrees F. Add the wood chunks, and place the pork into the smoker. Cook until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees F, 4 to 5 hours.

Once the meat reaches 140 degrees F, heat the oven to 300 degrees F. Wrap the pork in aluminum foil and transfer to a half sheet pan. Place on the center rack and cook until the pork reaches an internal temperature of at least 200 degrees F and is tender and pulling apart easily, 3 to 5 hours. Remove from the oven and rest, covered for 30 minutes before serving.

Categories:
More from:

BBQ Recipes

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Beer Braised BBQ Pork Butt

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Award Winning Competition Barbecue Pork Butt Recipe

Pulled Pork BBQ

Recipe courtesy of Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery

Barbecue St. Louis Pork Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Pork Butt

Recipe courtesy of Mogridder's BBQ

Pork Butt

Recipe courtesy of Mogridder's BBQ

On TV

The Grill Iron

7:30am | 6:30c

The Grill Iron

8:30am | 7:30c

The Grill Iron

9:30am | 8:30c

Top 5 Restaurants

10:30am | 9:30c

Guilty Pleasures

11:30am | 10:30c

Guilty Pleasures

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c