Picnic

Discussion in 'Pork' started by wabby, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. wabby

    wabby Fire Starter

    Hi Guys

    Sent out lass to the butchers this morning and she returned with 12lb of pork shoulder. Only problem is its the picnic and not the butt!!

    Will it still cook OK for pulled pork? Never done a picnic before

    Will take the skin etc off.

    Will post pics etc just incase it turns out good .....
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Smoke it the same as a butt.

    Al
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Put the skin you cut off in the smoker. You can use the skin in Beans or Soup and cut is strips, make great Dog Treats...JJ
     
  4. wabby

    wabby Fire Starter

    Not 100% convinced with this cut but will give it a try. Got 4/6 ribs on it aswell.



     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Picnics make great pulled or chopped pork. They make into a tasty ham too!
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  7. wabby

    wabby Fire Starter

    I gotta UDS. First proper smoke since building it so hoping it goes well.
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Not much different then a WSM

    I be watching

    Richie
     
  9. You'll be fine. I can get picnic shoulders for $.99 lb. I cook them all the time
     
  10. wabby

    wabby Fire Starter

    Cheers for link pal.

    Did you only take it to 175 to slice or ..?
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I was closer to 200 was more concerned with crisping the skin.I brought the temps up over 300 for the finish.

    Post your results.

    Richie
     
  12. wabby

    wabby Fire Starter

    Well its on.



     
  13. smokin monkey

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

    Hi Wabby, bit late to the party on this one, had a busy day yesterday.

    The guys have you covered with the Picnic Cut.

    I would go for 200'F IT (92'C) then pull it, wrap it and let it rest for a while.

    Keep all of those lovely juices from that foil tray. Could add them back to the Pork once it's pulled.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2016
  14. wabby

    wabby Fire Starter

    Cheers pal. Cooking away nice. Just about at 145 IT and been going 4hr 15mins. UDS temp is solid as a rock.

    Tray was placed on shelf below meat to keep UDS clean but may try adding some of the juices back if needed. When I pop in foil and a cooler for a few hours it will get some lovely juices if its anything like a boston butt :)

    Feeling hungry already.
     
  15. smokin monkey

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

    Going along nicely, just wait for the stall, sit it out, then you will be close to the finish line.

    I foil mine around the 165'F mark and add a little Apple Juice, helps to keep it moist.

    When it's done I wrap in a towel and place in a cooler box. Will sit there for several hours until it's ready to serve.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2016
  16. wabby

    wabby Fire Starter

    Stall appears over. 179 now and climbing.

    Crutched the rubs in apple juice for their next two hours.

    On track for 6pm eats.
     
  17. wabby

    wabby Fire Starter

    Q-view as its just come off and is resting.




    201 IT when taken off.

    The ribs that were on the joint we cut off and did separatly. They already gone. Chefs perks and all. No pics. Didnt last long enough.
     
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  18. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It really looks good!

    Nice job!

    Al
     
  19. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job especially for a first cook on your UDS.  That picnic came out beautifully.

    Good job.  [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  20. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    My mouth is watering waiting to see the pulled

    Richie
     

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