BBQ Pulled Pork: How to Smoke a Boston Butt

BBQ Pulled Pork How to Smoke a Boston Butt

BBQ Pulled Pork


  • 6-7 pound Boston Butt
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard (enough to cover)
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika


  1. Combine the brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and paprika in a small bowl, set aside.
  2. Spread the mustard all over the boston butt covering it completely.
  3. Rub the spice mix into the meat, make sure to cover it completely. Wrap the meat with aluminum foil and refrigerate until ready to smoke.
  4. When ready to cook heat your smoker to 250 degrees and place the boston butt in the center of the grill. Smoke for 9-10 hours making sure the heat never increases above 300 degrees.
  5. Remove from grill when the internal temp reaches 195 degrees.
  6. Before pulling apart let meat sit for 10 minutes.

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