quote:Originally posted by sarbuze:
Would LOVE to get a good pork butt/shoulder recipe from someone and actually follow it, which I never do!
sarbuze, have you tried the trick of rubbing, then placing it in a plastic bag with a couple cups of apple cider vinegar overnight? Rub again the next morning and smoke. Tenderizes and gives it a bit more acidity.
Alternately, you can add a vinegar-based finishing sauce after pulling. I do this all the time now.
1 c. good apple cider vinegar
2 T. brown sugar
1 t. bbq seasoning or whatever rub you use
1 t. coarse ground black pepper
1 t. red pepper flakes
Warm enough to dissolve the sugar and then apply liberally to the meat; it will soak right in. Strangely, the vinegar will seem hardly present at all, but it gives the pork yet another layer of flavor.