Smoked Pork Butt Roast
Overall, there appears to be a big difference between smoked pulled pork and a smoked pork butt roast. But in reality, the only difference is the internal temperature of the pork butt that's being smoked/cooked. When I prep a pork butt I use the same method and season it the same. Makes no difference. Here's a smoked Pork Butt Roast while on the road in our RV using my Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett wood pellet grill. It's perfect for 2 people whether you're on the road or at home. Note that I now prefer to use a foil pan with a small screen under it to help in keeping the Davy Crockett clean. Over the years, I have learned that there's nothing worse than cleaning a wood pellet grill that is greasy and oily from a cook.
- I prefer to trim the fat cap and any silver skin from my pork butts cause both prevent the formation of a good bark. Let's face it, the bark is where most of the flavor profiles exist.
- Rub the pork butt with roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil and liberally season the pork butt with your favorite pork seasoning. Two of my favorites are Jan's Original Dry Rub and my Pork Dry Rub which can be found on pages 168 and 169 of my cookbook, The Wood Pellet Smoker & Grill Cookbook. To date, over 45,000 copies of my cookbook has been sold.
- Wrap the seasoned pork butt in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight
- Preheat your wood pellet smoker grill to 225ºF using CookinPellets.com Premium Perfect Mix.
- Smoke your pork butt for 2 hours before bumping your pit temperature to 350ºF.
- Once your pork butt internal temperature reaches 160ºF remove from the grill and double wrap the pork butt with heavy duty foil leaving your meat probe in place.
- Return the foil wrapped pork butt to your pellet grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 187ºF. Rest the pork roast loosely under a foil tent for 15 minutes before slicing against the grain and serving. This cooking method is used to quickly overcome the "Stall" and is commonly known as the "Texas Crutch".
Next time you want a pork roast for dinner think about smoking a pork butt and using the method above rather than cooking a pork loin or pork tenderloin. The pork butt is not only scrumptious but it will save you quite a bit of $$.