Valdosta Daily Times

Z_CNHI News Service

August 30, 2013

BBQ My Way: Back to basics, with pulled pork

(Continued)

Before going to bed, take the top rack out, pull the unit apart and add more briquettes and a sprinkling of wood chips. Place the upper cylinder back on, replenish the water, put the top rack back on, put the lid on, take shower (unless you like to sleep exuding a smoky aroma) and go to bed. You will wake up to the most delicious sight: smoky, falling apart pork with a rich, sweet, spicy and crunchy bark. The bark is the rub and mustard mixture. It turns dark, crunchy and delicious. I've seen fights almost break out over a piece of pork with bark on it.

A Weber Bullet sells for retail at a price point of around $300 to $400, depending on the size. These units have been used to win national BBQ championships, so you don't need anything fancier. This time of the year, retailers are blowing out their grilling inventory so you might get a better deal. You can also go with a knockoff for less, but it won't last as long. In a few weeks, it's time for the holidays, and you haven't truly lived until you have fixed your holiday bird, ham or prime rib in a smoker.

Rub Recipe

  • 1 cup paprika
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8 Tbs Kosher salt
  • 6 Tbs granulated garlic
  • 4 Tbs dried oregano
  • 3 Tbs chile powder
  • 2 Tbs cayenne pepper (alter this amount based on how spicy you like it)
  • 2 Tbs cumin

I used this for two butts and still had a bunch left over. It’s also great to use when pan-searing salmon, tilapia or roasting chicken.

This is my destiny today. Go get a smoker and start making real "Q."

Dave Lobeck is a barbecue chef from Sellersburg, Ind., who writes the "BBQ My Way" column for CNHI News Service. Visit his website at www.BBQ-My-Way.com.

Text Only
Z_CNHI News Service
  • taylor.armerding.jpg Impeachment arms Democrats, doesn't end the Obama disaster

    Republicans may have grounds to impeach President Barack Obama but they would be daft to pursue a case they cannot win in a Senate controlled by Democrats. Impeachment would only drive the Democrats' fundraising and potentially squander the GOP's best opportunity in years to capture both houses of Congress then, in two years, the White House.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140727-AMX-GUNS271.jpg Beretta, other gun makers heading to friendlier states

    In moving south and taking 160 jobs with it, Beretta joins several other prominent gunmakers abandoning liberal states that passed tough gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 2.21.22 PM.png VIDEO: Dog 'faints' from excitement of seeing owner

    A reunion between a Pennsylvania woman who had been living overseas for two years and her pet schnauzer has gone viral, garnering nearly 20 million views on YouTube.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Grandstands feel a little empty at NASCAR races

    Two decades after NASCAR started running at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the crowds have thinned considerably. It's probably no reflection on the sport's massive following, which stretches from coast to coast, but it surely doesn't NASCAR's image help when the cameras pan across all of those empty seats.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Why a see-through mouse is a big deal for scientists

    A group of Caltech researchers announced in Cell Thursday their success in making an entire organism transparent. Unfortunately, this isn't any kind of "Invisible Man" scenario: The organism in question is a mouse, and the mouse in question is quite dead.

    July 31, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 2.12.55 PM.png VIDEO: Five-year-old doesn't want her brother to grow up

    Sadie, an adorable 5-year-old from Phoenix, wants her brother to stay young forever, so much so that her emotional reaction to the thought of him getting older has drawn more than 10 million views on YouTube.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • lockport-police.jpg Police department turns to Facebook for guidance on use of 'negro'

    What seems to be a data entry mistake by a small town police department in western New York has turned into a social media firestorm centered around the word "negro" and whether it's acceptable to use in modern society.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • The virtues of lying

    Two computational scientists set out recently to simulate the effects of lying in a virtual human population. Their results, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, show that lying is essential for the growth of a cohesive social network.

    July 31, 2014

  • Sunburn isn't the only sign of summer that can leave you itchy and blistered

    You've got a rash. You quickly rule out the usual suspects: You haven't been gardening or hiking or even picnicking, so it's probably not a plant irritant such as poison ivy or wild parsnip; likewise, it's probably not chiggers or ticks carrying Lyme disease; and you haven't been swimming in a pond, which can harbor the parasite that causes swimmer's itch.

    July 30, 2014

  • Survey results in legislation to battle sexual assault on campus

    Missouri U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill joined a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday to announce legislation that aims to reduce the number of sexual assaults on college campuses.

    July 30, 2014

Top News
Poll

Do you agree with the millage rate increases?

Yes. We need to maintain services
No. Services should have been cut.
     View Results