Noob near the end of 1st smoke!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bbq4fun, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. bbq4fun

    bbq4fun Newbie

    MA
    Hi all-
    I am in the midst of my 1st pork shoulder smoke. I received my MES 20070411 smoker on Friday. I smoked some ribs Friday night, they were a little tough I think I rushed it so I tried again yesterday doing 3-2-1 and thought they came out good.
    I put 7 lb shoulder on last night at 10 and went to bed woke this morning at 630 and the temp was 161. Smoker was running low at 210 so I up it back to 220. Right now it at 183. Hopefully will be ready by halftime today. I am going to post a pic.
     
  2. yurismash

    yurismash Newbie

    Nice! That will be amazing! I'm also new and actively smoking a brisket. When I've done ribs I put them in foil at the end of my smoke for the last 2 hours absolutely drenched in BBQ sause. After that I unwrapped them and put em on the grill for roughly 20 minutes at 550F to sear 10 minutes each side.
     
  3. bbq4fun

    bbq4fun Newbie

    MA

    Thanks Yuri! Yeah the ribs last night I wrspped them and they were nice and tender.
    Here is a pic of the shoulder. I'm at about 190 and 10 hours in. I made Chef JJ sauce to slather on later. Can't wait !
     
  4. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That butt is looking mighty tasty!  What IT are you going for?

    Mike
     
  5. bbq4fun

    bbq4fun Newbie

    MA
    Hi Mike- I'm going to pull it off at 200 and let it rest a couple hours. What IT do you shoot for?
     
  6. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I try to get to 205 if I have the time. Anywhere between 200 and 210 should be fine for pulled pork.  Some folks shoot for a lower IT for slicing, but I've never tried slicing a butt.

    Mike
     
  7. yurismash

    yurismash Newbie

    Lol, doing the same thing here at 205 for pulled.
     
  8. bbq4fun

    bbq4fun Newbie

    MA
    Thanks Mike!
    Looks good Yuri!
    I'm gonna keep it in until 205. I'm at 200 now. 3 hours for that last 10 degrees.
     
  9. yurismash

    yurismash Newbie

    How's it going now BBQ for fun? After further reading in these forums I went and grabbed some corn non husker and am going to throw them in there for an hour and a half, 16 ears of corn smoked should be a great add on.
     
  10. bbq4fun

    bbq4fun Newbie

    MA
    Funny I have some corn too but I didn't think to smoke, I'll just steam it. Have some coleslaw to add to the sandwiches. Just took it off and will let it rest for a bit. Took a few pieces and it tastes good!



     
  11. bbq4fun

    bbq4fun Newbie

    MA

    Tastes awesome. Tangy sauce from @cheffJJ is key. Should gain at least 5 lbs today.
     
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  12. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, nice pics!  Thanks for posting with us.

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  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great only gaining 5# means you need more beverages!:cheers:
     

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