Every experienced barbecuer has an opinion on sauces/marinades/rubs. This marinade is made for a pork butt that has already been cooked on a hickory smoke grill with a dry rub. This recipe is from the Loveless Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. It is to marinate the pulled pork after you have cooked it for an extended time over the smoky hickory fire on your grill. This is to be used before you add barbecue sauce to the meat! It can also be used while cooking, but according to the author, it is to be used after removing the pork butt from the fire, to ensure moistness in the meat. I cooked my pork butt 9 hours before pulling and adding this sauce, but it is worth the wait! I can also see using this like wicker's sloshing sauce...marinating pork ribs and pork butts before cooking to tenderize and reduce cooking time. It has a great flavor and is easy to prepare.