Pellet Smoked Pork Butt


  • 7 Pound Pork Butt thawed

  • 1 Stick Salted Butter equal to ½cup

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar divided

  • 2 Tablespoons of Salt

  • ¼ Cup Black Pepper

  • 3 Tablespoons Paprika

  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic

  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Onion

  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil


  1. Preheat yourZ Grillspellet smoker to 225ºF.

  2. In a bowl,combinethe dry ingredients including½ cup of brown sugar,paprika, pepper, garlic, minced onion, and chili powder.

  3. Coat all sides of the pork buttwitholiveoil, then sprinkle with salt evenly on all sides.

  4. Applythe prepared spice mixture and rubto the pork butt, ensuring to get the rub onto all sides and the crevices.

  5. Place the pork butt on the grilling grate and smoke for about 6 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers165ºF.

  6. Remove the pork from the smoker to analuminum roasting pan. Sprinkle it with the remaining brown sugar and place the stick of butter on the top of the pork. Cover the panwithtinfoil and transfer it back into the grilling grate.

  7. Continue cooking the pork, for about 4-6 hours. Until it reaches an internal temperature of203ºF.

  8. Remove the pork from the smoker and let it rest for 2 hours before unwrapping.

  9. Pull apart and enjoy.