tasty looking Hawaiian Pork Butt in metal pan next to bottle of pit boss sweet heat rub

Hawaiian Pork Butt

Hawaiian Pork Butt

Category Dinner Pork Healthy Regional BBQ Smoke
Servings 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 Hours

Say aloha to a delicious backyard barbecue experience with this Hawaiian Pork Butt! Learn how to master the smoked pork shoulder with this simple, delicious recipe that is perfect for your pellet smoker. Perfect for a summer luau, or just for a laid-back dinner with the family. You will feel like you're on vacation in no time!

Pit Boss Kitchen
tasty looking Hawaiian Pork Butt in metal pan next to bottle of pit boss sweet heat rub


  • 6 - 8 Pineapple Rings
  • 1 8-10lb Pork Butt Roast, Bone-In
  • 2 cups Pineapple, Juice

Special Tools

  • Baking Pan
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Paper Towel
  • Toothpicks


  1. Fire up your Pit Boss Smoker and set the temperature to 225°F. If not using a pellet smoker, set up the smoker for indirect smoking.
  1. Remove the pork butt from its packaging and drain any excess liquid from the pork butt. Pat the pork butt dry with paper towels and discard the paper towels.
  1. Generously season the pork butt with the Sweet Heat seasoning, making sure that the roast is coated on all sides.
  1. Place the pineapple rings evenly over the pork shoulder, fat side up, and pin with toothpicks. Place the pork butt into the 9x13 pan and pour the pineapple juice over the top.
  1. Set the pan into the smoker. Make sure that the pork butt is placed as close to the center of the rack as possible for even cooking.
  1. Place a temperature probe into the thickest part of the pork butt, and smoke the pork until it reaches an internal temperature of 201°F. The pork should be deeply browned and smell very porky.
  1. Once the pork butt reaches its internal temperature, remove the pork butt from the grill and wrap it tightly in foil. Allow the roast to rest for at least 1 hour before shredding.
  1. After the roast has rested for an hour, shred the pork with your meat claws, discarding any large chunks of fat. Serve immediately.