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How do you make pulled pork on a charcoal grill?

How do you make pulled pork on a charcoal grill?

As the temperature climbs to 225°F adjust the top and bottom vents to 50% to hold the cooking temperature at 250°F. Place the pork butt in the center of the kettle over the Vortex to protect it. The charcoal will burn around the edge creating even heat and the wood will gradually burn creating smoke flavor.

How long does it take to cook a pork shoulder on a charcoal grill?

How long will it take? Plan for six hours of marinade time, and about 1 1/2 hour per pound for cook. You will also want to account for a rest time of 2 to 4 hours. If using an 8 pound shoulder, allow for 20 to 22 from marinade to serve.

How long does it take to cook a Boston butt on a charcoal grill?

Lightly oil the grill grates. Cook the pork butt over indirect heat, keeping the temperature consistently at about 225 degrees F, 5 hours and 30 minutes.

How long does pulled pork take on the BBQ?

Plan on about 1 hour per pound for this to cook or about 5 to 6 hours. Every hour check the grill to make sure that temperature is being maintained and that there is plenty of water in the water pan.

Can you overcook pulled pork?

By the way, just as it’s possible to overcook beef in a beef stew, it’s quite possible to overcook pulled pork. You want your pork to be pull-apart tender—an indication that the connective tissue has broken down—but not so cooked that the muscle fibers themselves start to lose structure and turn to mush.

Should I wrap my pork shoulder in foil?

The foil will keep the rendered fat right where you want it instead of spilling out over the hot coals. If you leave it unwrapped, the pork might dry out, which is the last thing you want after you’ve spent all day on the cook. Wrapping the meat in foil can also give it a stronger flavor.

Should I wrap my Boston butt in foil?

How do you keep a charcoal grill going for hours?

Close the grill and adjust the side and top vents to oxygenate the fire. Opening the vents all the way will produce the maximum temperature, while gradually closing the vents will reduce air to the coals and cause the temperature to fall. Coals will burn longer when the vents are at least halfway closed.

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