Grilled Rootbeer Pulled Pork

Grilled Rootbeer Pulled Pork

Looking for some pulled pork in your life, but don’t have 8-10 hours?  We found the best shortcuts around and put them all together for this amazing recipe.  Talk about some flavors… this has them all, from pork to vanilla.  MMMMMMMM

Print Recipe for Root Beer Pulled Pork

Yield: 6# Pulled Pork

Prep time: 15-20 Minutes

Cook time: 2 hours Smoke, 30 Minutes Sear, 1.5 Hours Finish


Measure   Ingredient                                                     Prep Notes      

7 lbs             Pork, Boneless, Shoulder                       Country Style Ribs

¼ cup           Rub A Dub, 5280 Culinary

¼ cup           Oink, 5280 Culinary

24-30 fl oz    Root Beer or Sarsaparilla

½ Cup           Low Country BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary

½ Cup           High Altitude BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary

Season to taste with Oink/Rub a Dub Blend

Sauce to taste with Low/High Blend                           

Prep Directions:

  • Be sure to buy the country-style ribs, they are already cut for you
  • Mix together the Oink and Rub a Dub
  • Mix together the Low Country and High Altitude BBQ Sauce

 Cooking Notes:

  • This can be done on the Traeger, Weber or Big Green Egg
  • Add some smoke to build flavor
  • Temps remain the same for Traeger or Big Green Egg

Cooking Directions:

  • Take the pork out of the package and place into a large disposable aluminum
  • Mix the Oink and Rub A Dub together
  • Season the Pork with the Rub/Oink Mix as heavy or as light as desired
  • Be sure to season the pork on ALL SIDES
  • Cover the pork and let the rub work for 12-24 hours
  • Remove the pork from the pan and place it into the smoker at 180-225
  • Smoke for 1-2 hours or as light/heavy as you prefer
  • Remove the pork from the smoker/grill and place into a new aluminum pan
  • Add the root beer and cover with foil
  • Place back on the smoker/grill at 300 degrees and cook until pork reaches 203 degrees
  • Remove from the smoker and rest for 20 minutes
  • Using insulated gloves and nitrile gloves or BBQ Claws, shred the pork
  • Drain 3/4 of the liquid and add the BBQ sauces, mix well
  • Serve with buns, slaw, and shaved pineapple for a great Luau Sandwich

Grills / Grill Gear Used:

  • Big Green Egg, Large Available at select Ace Hardware Locations
  • Traeger, Pro34 Ace SKU – 8474934
  • Weber, Genesis II Ace SKU – 8532673
  • Thermometer, Digital, Instant Read Ace SKU – 6108419
  • Kingsford extra tough Grill Pan Ace SKU – 8463135

Shopping List (Products Used):

  • Oink, 5280 Culinary                                                            Ace SKU – 8562043
  • Rub A Dub, 5280 Culinary                                                  Ace SKU – 8562050
  • High Altitude BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary                            Ace SKU – 8561979
  • Low Country BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary                             Ace SKU – 8560252

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Updated: 8/18/23