Pork Shoulder Cooked in a Brick Pit? Yes, Please

Seriously, this method looks like an incredible way to BBQ a pork shoulder.

Here's a fun and comical look at something that we all take seriously: our BBQ. From the first shovel full of dirt you may think that this fellow is just kidding with us, but looks can be deceiving.

It's not enough that this pitmaster digs a hole in the ground that's over his head, but then he proceeds to lay brick all the way around its interior. What could that mean? Probably that he's constructing a veritable oven in the ground and doling out the best BBQ possible!

When it gets down to the business of the meat, you can tell right away that he's been playing a part all along and that he's about to rub, marinate, and cook the best looking pork shoulder you've ever seen.

Take a look and you'll see what we mean:

North Carolina bar-b-que it ain't! Whole hog smoking in the south works a little differently, wouldn't you say?

Yes, the fire in the brick pit will go out eventually, but only after having burned quite hot for a long period of time, and after creating the coals seen in the bottom. It burns long enough that the brick interior absorbs the heat so in can cook a large piece of meat and make it fall right off of the bone!

The way it shreds away make the involved cooking process totally worth it. I don't even think it needs barbecue sauce, do you? Wake me from this dreamland!

And who doesn't like rice cooked inside of red and green peppers as your side dishes? Forget about potato salad, baked beans, and coleslaw!

Cooking a pig never looked so good and we officially would like a lesson please, including the marinade and the rub. This fella needs to start a line of the best barbecue joints, stat. He could give the boys in Memphis, Tennessee a run for their money.

We're wondering how we can buy the house next door to this guy because grilling on Sundays just changed forever with this underground meat cooker. Think you could cook a brisket that way?

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