Thoroughly wash the pork shoulder in cold water and pat dry. Cover the entire shoulder with a thin layer of the Old South State Paint using a basting brush. Coat the pork shoulder with the Pantherfanz Red-Zone Dry Rub. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
Prepare smoker; heat to 300 degrees F. Place the pork shoulder in the smoker. Place a cast iron skillet underneath the pork filled 3/4 of the way with flat beer. Add more beer as it evaporates. Cook for about 2 hours.
When the internal temperature of the pork reaches 150 degrees F, reduce the temperature of the smoker to 225 degrees F and cook for an additional 3 hours. When the internal temperature of the pork reaches 175 degrees F, reduce the temperature of the smoker to 210 degrees F, and continue to cook the pork until it reaches an internal temperature of 190 degrees F. Serve with Carolina Border BBQ Sauce. Total cooking time averages 30 minutes a pound.
Old South State Paint:
Yield: about 3 1/2 cups
Mix all together and refrigerate in an airtight container.
Pantherfanz Red-Zone Dry Rub:
Yield: about 2 cups
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
Carolina Border BBQ Sauce:
Yield: about 3 cups
Mix together all ingredients except the soy sauce and the butter. Place in a saucepot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add soy sauce and butter and reduce for 10 minutes.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.