Additionally, I made a mop sauce from a recipe I found online, it involved apple cider vinegar, apple juice, brown sugar, and bourbon. Raichlen's mop sauce does not use bourbon. Each time I added coals, I mopped the butt, keeping it nice and moist and adding as much flavor as possible.
The end result was fantastic. After letting the pork rest for 15 minutes, it pulls apart in your gloved hands. It was tender and juicy. We mounded the pork onto hamburger buns and topped it with North Carolina vinegar slaw. My wife made an amazing mac n cheese that involved bacon and potato chips. Nuff said. We made a bourbon punch with citrus peels, sugar, club soda. Sorry there is no pictures of the sandwich and sides, the ravenous crowd must have dug in before I thought of it. It fed 6 people and we sent everyone home with leftovers. The process was a little tricky in the rain, but the grill remains mostly closed so the only tricky part is getting fresh coals to light each hour. I tried, unsuccessfully, to rig a tent to block the rain, as evidenced by the rope in the picture above. Overall, a nice end to summer.