In old Southern slang, "Mr. Brown" is the dark, smoky outside part of barbecued pork, usually the shoulder. This is the traditional cooking style, perfected by generations of pitmasters to give Mr. Brown his deserved renown. Adapted from 'Smoke & Spice'. Please note that every smoker is unique, so the cooking times are merely a guideline.
My Private Note
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- 6 -8 lbs boston butt, trimmed of excess fat to 1/4 inch
Southern Succor Rub
- 1/4 cup fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1The night before you plan to barecue, combine the rub ingredients in a small bowl.
- 2Massage the pork well with about half of the rub.
- 3Transfer to plastic bag and refrigerate over night.
- 4Before you begin to barbecue, remove pork from refrigerator, and let sit at room temp for 30-45 minutes.
- 5Prepare the smoker for barbecuing, bringing the temp to 200-225 degrees.
- 6Stir remaining rub together with the sop ingredients, and 1 cup of water in a saucepan, and warm the mixture over low heat (you are keeping the liquid warm during the cooking process to kill any bacteria the tool might pick up from the surface of the food, and to avoid lowering the temperature of the food).
- 7Transfer the pork to the smoker and cook it for about 1 and 1/2 hours per pound, or until it's falling-apart tender.
- 8Mop the pork every 1 and 1/2- two hours, or as appropriate for your smoking method.
- 9[Ihad a six pound butt which took about 12 hours to cook- when ready, it was black and burnt looking on the outside, and the internal temp was almost 180-degrees.
- 10]Remove the pork from the smoker, wrap tightly in tinfoil, and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
- 11Remove from foil, and roughly chop or'pull' the pork, mixing well the black, crispy extrior, with the butter-soft interior meat.
- 12Add a small portion of your favourite BBQ sauce and mix well- you generally will need much less than you would think.
- 13Place into holding container, cover with foil, and place back into smoker for 20 or so minutes (this is optional- you can eat right away, if you like).
- 14This is so good, a CWB (cheap white bun) would take away from the pure pork pleasure.
- 15Serve with your favourite cole slaw and icy cold beer.
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Nutritional Facts for The Renowned Mr. Brown
Serving Size: 1 (238 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 448.4
- Calories from Fat 250
- Total Fat 27.7 g
- Saturated Fat 9.6 g
- Cholesterol 133.9 mg
- Sodium 3648.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 7.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
- Sugars 1.0 g
- Protein 39.0 g
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