Like most holiday weekends, I find myself cooking for almost the entire weekend. But that’s okay, I love doing it. This Memorial Day weekend was no different. And for large meals, there’s nothing better than pulled pork. It’s pretty simple and goes a long way. (Here’s my method for pork butt/pulled pork on the Big Green Egg).
It’s sort of a tradition for me to feed the guys at work on the Friday before a holiday weekend. So, Thursday night I fired up the Big Green Egg and cooked two pork butts totaling ~13lbs. They went on the cooker at 5:45pm on Thursday night and came off around 8:15am on Friday. That’s one all-nighter in the books.
On Friday, I offered to bring pulled pork to a family gathering on Saturday for lunch. So once again I fired up the cooker and went with a single pork butt. (I also fired up theBubba Keg for some bratwurst for dinner.) This time, a six-pounder went on the BGE at 5:30pm on Friday night and I took it off at 6:30am on Saturday. That’s two all-nighters.
My neighbor had planned a backyard party for Sunday and asked me to cook pork butt, so ~15lbs. of pork butt went on the cooker at 9:30 on Saturday night and came off at ~2:00pm on Sunday. That’s three all-nighters in a row.
Even though the BGE does a great job and doesn’t require much tending, I have stayed up late and gotten up early for the past 3 nights. I’m sure glad it’s raining today, I could use a nap!