Sometimes I don’t have a ton of time to smoke a whole pork shoulder. Sometimes the oven can take to long as well. Luckily, there’s a faster, third option to get a flavorful pulled pork on the dinner table. It’s my smoker box pulled pork. I bought my smoker from Williams Sonoma for $40, and it’s easily one of the best kitchen investments I’ve ever made. You can infuse a ton of flavor into your pork, in a short amount of time. It takes no more than 2 hours to get pulled pork, which is a huge time savings. The only thing you need is to make sure that you pick the right one for you. Make sure you measure the inside of your grill so you know if the smoker will fit.
Smoker Box Pulled Pork
- 5-6 lb Pork Shoulder
- 2 Cups Apple Wood Chips
- 3 tablespoons Paprika
- 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon Onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Ground pepper
- Mix rub ingredients in a small bowl.
- Remove pork from its wrap and pat dry with paper towels.
- Cut into 5 to 6 even chunks.
- Coat with my BBQ rub and place in the fridge until you're ready to add to the smoker box. This can be done in the morning or right before smoking, whatever your timeline is.
- Heat your grill to 240 degrees.
- Put a disposable foil tray with 2 cups of water on the grates.
- In the smoker box, add wood chicks to the bottom, then add your meat on the metal tray. Put on the cover.
- Position the smoker on the grill. Try to position so it’s not over the active burners, but it’s fine if it is.
- Cook for 2 hours.
- Bring pork inside and shred each piece with two forks.