Masterbuilt Electric Smoker: Applewood Smoked Boston Butt

Pork butts have a strong flavor by themselves and are excellent for BBQ or used as stew meat. The meat requires long and slow cooking. However, the smoked pork butts can serve your family for the entire week! 

Today, we’re going to walk you through a fancy pulled pork ever using the Masterbuilt Electric Smoker: Applewood Smoked Boston Butt. Let’s dig in!

Applewood Smoked Boston Butt: Ingredients Needed

Prepare Rub:

  • Paprika: ¾ cup
  • Chili, garlic & onion powder: 2 tablespoons 
  • Black pepper: ¼ cup
  • White & Brown sugar: ¼ cup
  • Cayenne pepper: 1 teaspoon (for mild heat)
  • Kosher salt: ¼ cup

Mix the rub then add brown sugar. After 4 hours, remix the rub blend brown sugar evenly.

Prepare Injection:  

  • Apple cider: 2 cups
  • Apple cider vinegar: ¼ cup 
  • White & Brown sugar: ¼ cup
  • Chili, onion, garlic & black powder: 1 tablespoon 
  • Ground cumin: ½ teaspoon
  • Kosher salt: ¼ cup

Mix the ingredients and add dry ingredients last while stirring constantly. Let the injection sit for 15-20 minutes, stir it often so that dry ingredients can dissolve.

Prepare Spritz:

  • Apple cider: 1 cup
  • Apple cider vinegar: 1 teaspoon
  • Prepared rub: 1 teaspoon

The Spritz will be placed in a spray bottle and be sprayed during the smoking of the meat.

Masterbuilt Electric Smoker: Applewood Smoked Boston Butt – Step-By-Step Guidelines

Prepare The Butt

Inject the butt with the mixture of injection you have made.

Cover the meat with aluminum foil and place it into a refrigerator until the butt reaches a temperature around 40°F. The colder the meat is, the better the smoke infusion it gets.

One hour before you ignite the smoker, get the butt from the refrigerator to rest for 1 hour so that the meat is under a room temperature, then unwrap the meat.

Get your meat coated with rub, press the rub into the mustard to completely cover the butt. Then, wait for it to turn dark so that it’s blended with the surface of the meat. 

Now, it’s time to preheat the Masterbuilt and get the meat for smoking.

Preheat The Masterbuilt And Smoke The Meat

Your next thing to do is to prepare applewood. Put your applewood in water and soak it for 30 minutes or more. Preheat the Masterbuilt to 275oF-325oF. The heat is fairly low but the smoker gives off enough smoke.

When the Masterbuilt reaches the temperature you want, place your applewood in the container. Fill the water tray halfway with a mixture liquid of water and apple cider at the ratio of 1:1. After burning the wood for 10 minutes, pull your pork on the center rack. 

Apply a meat probe inside the pork so that you don’t need to open the smoker often. Replenish the applewood each 90 minutes or when there’s no smoke from the vent, and lightly spray the pork to moisten it.

When the meat probe reads 160°F, take the butt out to keep the meat’s moisture.

Add More Favors And Tenderness To The Meat

Melt butter for one stick in the oven and set the heat at medium. Then, prepare one sheet of aluminum foil then sprinkle rub, a slightly brown sugar coat and half of the butter you melted on it.

Next, place the Boston Butt on the foil. Sprinkle on top of the meat a light coating of the same ingredients above: rub, a brown sugar coating, and the rest of melted butter. Again, use a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil to wrap the meat, install the meat probe again.

Place the butt back to the Masterbuilt and cook it until the meat probe reads 195oF. Pull from the Masterbuilt and let the meat sit for 30 minutes.

And you’re done! The result is the pork’s bone pulling out and it’s time to enjoy your tasty pulled pork!

We recommend you serve the meat with the sauce of Hickory & Brown Sugar Barbeque.

Final Words

With around 18 hours of preparation and smoking the Boston Butt, a mouth-watering dish is ready for BBQ or family dinner. The preparation seems so complicated, but if you follow our guides step-by-step, it’s not tricky as you thought.

We hope you find it helpful about our culinary tips on cooking pulled pork with Masterbuilt Electric Smoker: Applewood Smoked Boston Butt. Enjoy cooking and see you in our next articles!

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