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Five Hour Smoked Pork Butt

Course Entree
Cuisine Barbecue
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 Each Pork Butt (5 to 8 lbs is normal)
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp Yellow mustard
  • 1/4 Cup Jeff's original rub


  • Apply yellow mustard all over the outside of the meat to help the rub to stick better.
  • Pour ¼ cup of Jeff's original rub on top of the pork butt and massage it in to create a paste. Cover the top and sides with the rub/mustard paste.
  • Cover/wrap the pork butt and place it in the fridge overnight if possible
  • Set up smoker for cooking at about 300°F with indirect heat. Once it's ready, it's time to cook.
  • Place pork butt on grate fat side down and close lid/door.
  • When the pork butt reaches 165°F or when the color is perfect (about 3 hours), remove meat from smoker and wrap in a double layer of heavy duty foil.
  • Place pork butt back onto 300 degree smoker and continue to cook for 2 hours or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 205°F.
  • Remove the meat from the heat and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
  • Pull the meat into chunks, pieces discarding any clumps of fat that did not render during the cooking process.
  • Serve pork on slider buns with slaw, pickles, Jeff's barbecue sauce, onions, etc.
  • Enjoy!