Low And Slow Pork Roast


You get ya a bone in pork roast and cook it low and slow and you have a culinary work of art.  It can be done in a smoker, a charcoal grill or a propane grill.  It’s very simple and it’s all about the temperature and the indirect heat.  Here is how it is done:

1 bone in pork roast
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup salt
1 medium onion
1 16 oz bottle of apple juice or cider. 
4 tbs of flour for the gravy
Mix together brown sugar and salt.  Rub  all over the roast and wrap in foil.  Let it sit in refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours.   Prepare smoker or coals until you get your temperature at 275 degrees.  The key to this is to have your roast in indirect heat.  You need to get a pan for the drippings.  Slice the onion and put in the pan and also pour some of the apple juice in the pan.  Place the pan under a meat rack and then place the roast on the meat rack.  It’s now time to do nothing but sit back and let the roast get happy happy happy.  You will need to baste the roast about every hour with the drippings.  If the pan starts to dry some add some more apple juice.  It will take about 6 to 7 hours until you get the internal temperature to 190 degrees.  That is the temperature that the muscles and tendons breakdown and make the roast so tender.  Once the roast has an internal temperature of 190 degrees remove and wrap in foil and let the roast rest for up to one hour.  While the roast is resting you prepare the gravy.  Take the drippings in the pan and pour into a gravy seperator disgarding the fat.  Put in a pot, add some water and salt.  Mix the flour in a cup with some hot water to make a paste and add to the gravy to make it as thick as you want.  Now it’s time to cut up the roast.  You want to take your sharp knife and cut around the bone and remove it.  Now you can slice the roast.  Oh my it will be so tender.  The ends may be a little burnt but those burnt ends are for the pit master.  Serve with mashed potatoes perhaps some sauerkraut and corn and you have a meal that will have everyone wanting to join you for dinner and not leave.  Cheers !!!

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