Bonesless pork shoulder questions.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by matt22556, May 26, 2013.

  1. matt22556

    matt22556 Fire Starter

    Ok, so I was at Costco yesterday, and first off they didn't have any bone-in boston butt. They only had boneless pork shoulder. Pretty good price for the amount and the meat looked good. I treated like every other boston butt I've smoked in the past, but I did have the wife tie it with butchers string. Does this sound right to everyone, and should cook times change at all?
     
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds good to me, Matt.  Mostly the same methods apply, and the estimated cook time should be similar.  What is your planned prep method?

    Good luck!  Be sure to show and tell how it turns out!

    Red
     
  3. matt22556

    matt22556 Fire Starter

    For pulled pork it's pretty simple/vanilla. I have a large family, so I take everyone's tastes into account when I make my rub. At my house ages range from my youngest at two years old to my 70 year old mother in-law.

    Fairly basic rub:
    Paprika
    Ceyanne pepper
    Cumin
    Kosher salt
    Seasoned black pepper
    Dark brown sugar

    Apply generously to all exterior surfaces of mustard slathered pork.

    Wrap and refrigerate for 24ish hours.

    Preheat smoker to 225 and get the apple wood smoke rolling.

    I like to keep the butt in the smoke the the whole 12-14 hours.

    Every two hours spray with a bit of apple juice.

    When internal temp hits 195 wrap in foil, then a beach towel, and rest for 45-60 min.

    Pull and finish with one of my homemade bbq sauces.
     
  4. iebbqman

    iebbqman Fire Starter

    You may notice a slight difference in flavor in the meat, and I mean slight because of all the seasoning we put on our pork.  As they say cooking meat on the bone gives it more flavor.  I would not worry too much about that.  Hope it turns out great.
     
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You'll be O.K. The times will change , but you'll have a thermometer in it watching the temp.  Why did you not tie the thing, it's your job to do the cooking on Holidays[​IMG]  .

    The bone does have some flavor , butmost of all it is a graet thermometer for doneness.[​IMG]

    Have a great weelend and remember the fallen...and serving.
     

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