Smoked Boston Pork Butt

8 hrs 15 mins - Prep 15 mins / Cook 8 hrs

Start your day off right with an 8-pound pork butt on the smoker and a cup of coffee in your hand. Cooking this Smoked Boston Pork Butt is gonna be a slow and easy process. Memphis Rub is one of the most important ingredients in this recipe, infusing great flavor into the meat and building an incredibly tasty crust or bark. That’s what we call a day well spent.

Pork butt or the larger cut, the pork shoulder, is one of the easiest meats to smoke when cooked low and slow. It’s a great cut for beginners to start their meat smoking education.

12 Servings


Pork Butt
  • 1 pork shoulder, 6 to 8 pounds
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 12 burger buns
  • 16 ounces coleslaw
  • > your favorite BBQ sauce
Memphis Rub
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground celery seed
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