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7 Smoked Pork Butt Recipes With Short Cooking Times

7 Smoked Pork Butt Recipes With Short Cooking Times

When it comes to smoked pork butts low and slow is the general rule so when we stumbled across several recipes for smoked pork butts that took considerably less time. 

We know that many of you die-hard grill masters consider speeding up the process of smoking a butt as sacrilegious, but this roundup of blogs swears by its results. Apparently, it’s all about the recipe. 

Let’s start with the first one: 

5 Hour Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork 

The blog, Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ pays homage to pellet grilling. So this recipe would be best suited for your Traeger warriors. The blog author and pork butt aficionado only smoked these cuts of meats for 5 hours. It’s up to you to chance it!  

Smoked Pork Roast Recipe in 8 Hours 

The Meat Eating Military Man blog pays homage to carnivores and meat-eaters everywhere. A military veteran, the blog author has an 8-hour recipe for a smoked pork butt that is well-suited for a Saturday cookout. 

5 Hour Smoked Pork Butt 

Jeff Phillips blog Smoking-Meat.com also has a 5-hour smoked pork butt recipe as well. Jeff is adamant about turning up the heat on your butt and using a mustard-based rub. 

Insanely Good Smoked Boston Butt Recipe 

Mr Recipes 8-10 hour Boston Smoked Pork Butt is a more traditional route but still does not require too much work as far as time goes. This butt recipe is totally worth the trouble. 

Smoked Cider Brined Pulled Pork 

Smoked Cider Brined Pulled Pork Brines can involve a bit of labor but that labor of love pays off for this flavorful cider brine butt. Unique and flavorful this pulled pork is a real crowd-pleaser. 

Cherry Cola Smoked Pork Butt 

Hey Grill Hey’s blog authored by Susie Bullock features a Cherry Cola smoked pork butt recipe and given the main ingredient it seems too intriguing to pass up. We have personally never tried it but would love one of grill warrior customers to try it! 

Pulled Pork Done in 6 Hours 

The Grillin’ Fools blog touts a quick (6 hours cook time) pulled pork recipe seasoned with brown sugar, ginger and cayenne pepper (just to name a few). 

Gordon Ramsay’s Pulled Pork Recipe 

Blogger Melanie Winters gave Gordon Ramsay’s Smoky Pulled Pork Recipe a go and with short cook time and flavors that put the pull in “pulled pork” without the stress of working in Hell’s Kitchen. 

Top 5 Summer Grilling Recipes and Colorado Craft Beer Pairings

Top 5 Summer Grilling Recipes and Colorado Craft Beer Pairings

Colorado is home to some of the best craft breweries with endless varieties to try all summer long. But what beer is best paired with your favorite dishes? We’ve broken down the best summer beers to compliment your summer grilling recipes. 

Spatchcocked Garlic and Lemon Chicken Recipe Best beer pairing: Aspen Brewing Company’s Cloud 9 Saison

Saisons are perfect for white meats such as chicken, pork, or fish. This Belgian-style with a hint of orange and a slight hop make this the perfect summer brew. ABV: 6.8% 

Traditional Steak Recipe: Best beer pairing: Lone Tree Brewing Company’s Double IPA

As a general rule, double IPAs are heavy and quite high in ABV but soo good. However, this beer stands out as a good summer beer option. The bitterness and heavy hops are perfectly balanced by a clean finish with hints of citrus. ABV: 8.0%

Mouthwatering Hamburger Recipe: Best beer pairing: Odell Brewing Company’s Colorado Lager

This lager is drinkable year-round and could pretty much compliment any meat or meal. Brewed with clean Colorado water and the perfect blend of hops and malt. This lager’s low ABV makes it a very drinkable brew. 5.0% ABV 

Grilled Lemon Garlic Elk Steak Recipe: Best beer pairing: Oskar Blues G’KNIGHT Double Red IPA

The combination of heavy hops and robust malts makes this the perfect pairing for most game meats including rattlesnake sausage (which we carry at our store). ABV 8.7% 


Best Bratwurst and Onions Recipe: Best beer pairing: Pikes Peak Brewing Company’s Oceans of Clouds Hazy IPA. 

This brew is available year-round but it might be one of the best summer beers that will make anything from hot dogs to these brats burst with flavor. Drink in this New England IPA till the sun drops behind the mountains. ABV: 6% 

We hope you enjoy this list of grilled meat recipes with the perfect beer pairings. Let us know what we missed and what you’ve tried!

5 Unusual Foods You Should Throw on the Grill Tonight

5 Unusual Foods You Should Throw on the Grill Tonight

Celebrate the summer grilling season with this list of unexpected or unusual foods you can throw on the grill that makes a great side with your favorite meats

Watermelon.   Yes, watermelon. Set grill to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice watermelon into triangular shapes or around 2 inches thick. Brush with honey and sprinkle with 5280 Culinary Fire Salt for a little heat or a chili powder. Grill each side of watermelon for approximately two minutes on each side.

Romaine Lettuce.    Slightly charred, dark green leafy veggies are the perfect side to accompany those grilled meats. You will want to halve the romaine (hearts and all) down the center. Brush with olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste. Place on the grill for about three minutes and turn over on the other side. Remove from grill and spread cranberries, pecans and bleu cheese crumbles. Serve with a light vinaigrette dressing. 

Pineapple.    Pre-heat your grill to medium heat. Slice a fresh pineapple into wedges and in a separate bowl combine one cup of brown sugar, and two teaspoons of ground cinnamon and mix well. Place mixture in a resealable bag and drop in your pineapple. Shake the bag vigorously until the pineapple is coated with sugar. Drop on your grill grate and allow each side to sizzle for around 3-5 minutes. 

Strawberries.    You will want to skewer your strawberries first. If you are using bamboo skewers be sure and soak them first for about 20 minutes. Set grill to medium heat and set skewered strawberries (make sure you thread them stem to tip) to the side. In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 1 tablespoon honey. Brush strawberries with butter and honey mixture and place on grill for approximately 2-4 minutes on each side. 

Pears.    Set grill to medium heat. Half your pears and remove the cores. You can peel your pears but it’s best to keep on the skin to keep the juices and flavors intact. Brush with light oil and place on grill for around 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. 

Need some additional inspiration for the right recipes for meats? Check out our blog on 7 easy and quick recipes.