I'm back, and the smoker is out!

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by thenegativeone, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. I started here last year smoked a few things, but as the weather got worse and work got busier I didn't have the time to smoke so I disappeared and my smoker went to my old man for some mods.

    It's back now and as it's pretty alright weather I've got a shoulder of pork on to smoke. I could only get a boned and rolled shoulder but I've taken the skin off, rubbed it up and re-tied it and it's now on.

    First time doing pulled pork and I'm looking forward to it!
    Ready to go!
     
  2. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It is great to see you back [​IMG]

    You don't even need to roll it again. I find it cooks more evenly if you leave it unrolled and apply the rub to all surfaces. The bits that really add to the overall depth of flavour are the surfaces that start to caramelise and where the smoke can really penetrate.

    Good luck and don't forget the "after" photo.
     
  3. Ahhh, fair enough. Ahh well, it's on now, lesson learned for next time!!
     
  4. Looking good so far, just chucked a mixture of apple juice and sailor jerrys on. Threw a couple of salmon fillets in to as a little experiment...
     
  5. 5 hours in and we're done. Cooked at 105c to an internal temp of 90c
    It's now wrapped and in the cooler for an hour, I can't wait!!!
    Just look at the bark on this...

    The smoked salmon turned out well too

    I'm going to make that into a pate.

    5 hours seems a little short however it was only half a shoulder as I didn't want to ruin £25 worth of meat if I cocked it up. I guess the proof of the pudding is in the tasting though!
     
  6. Just pulled and oh my days. I needn't have worried. The flavour and tenderness is spot on!

     
  7. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Pork looks tremendous!

    Let's hope you have a good Summer Smoking and look forward to seeing your posts.

    Smokin Monkey �
     
  8. Hello.  Glad to have you back smokin.  Looks great!  Hope to see you at the Smoking Weekend.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  9. Cheers guys, the pork was spot on, the rub maybe needs a little refining but I'm pleased with it for a first go.

    I hope to make it to the smokers meet as it's just down the road from me, just have to see if I can get the time off work!
     
  10. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great news - Do not change too many things in the rub in one go. Think about what was the predominant problem (maybe too hot or too sweet) and only adjust that one thing next time.
     

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