Barbecued Pulled Pork on a Charcoal Grill

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 1997, America's Test Kitchen TV

For the most tender, succulent home version of this Southern classic, you need two unusual elements: plastic wrap and a paper sack.

SERVES 8

TIME 6 hours, plus 3 hours chilling, 1 hour standing, 30 minutes soaking, and 1 hour resting

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

While developing an accessible pulled pork recipe, we determined that the shoulder roast, which has the most fat, also retains the most moisture and flavor during a long slow cook. For flavor, we massaged a spicy chili rub into the meat, wr...

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