Pork Picnic (First attempt EVER!)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by samuelrobles, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Alright everyone, I am posting my attempt at smoking two 10lbs Pork Picnics for the first time. I have done many pork shoulder/boston butts, but never a picnic. I am hosting a fundraiser tomorrow, and promised to sell pulled pork sliders. Here is what I have done so far. Will keep this updated with the outcome. I am using my WSM 18.5".

    Sorry that I didn't take pics of the Prep, but I did remove the skin and tried to keep a layer of fat on them.

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    Outcome of these shoulder spending the night in the cooler with the rub and injections in them.


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    My take on the Minion Method, used an old coffee can to keep the middle hollowed out.

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    Look at the perfect hole made for the briquettes to fit in!!!

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    On the Smoker with Hickory wood chunks. The Second Picnic is on the grate below. I am hoping that the top Picnic will drip down and help baste the bottom one. I am factoring 1hr 45 min per pund. For some reason I find that my smoker takes just a lil bit longer to get 205 internal temp.

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    All buttoned up ready for the long smoke ahead.

    Will keep things posted as I go along with pics. Hopefully this comes out well. Any helpful tips are greatly appreciated. Like I mentioned above, this is my first time ever doing a pork picnic.
     
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will cook like a butt. Looks like you are set.

    Are you going to foil?
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014
  3. I have actually never foiled. I was debating on doing it? My past butts have turned out great without foiling?

    Thoughts? What are the pro's and cons?
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do it like you did your butts.

    Will turn out great.
     
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  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looking good so far Samuel...I'll bet it turns out great! Lookin forward to seeing the finished product... Thumbs Up

    Red
     
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wouldn't think you would need to foil since you injected, but I don't normally foil or inject. I am curious about your injection, what did you use? Apple juice mixture?

    I like picnics although you'll see less meat come out of them, Some folks say they actually taste better becuse of it, I can't say, I like them all.

    I want ya to know you definately have that smoker hooked up, that looks like a rebreather device & WiFi.
     
  7. For the injection I used apple juice, sugar, water, salt, and Worcesteshire.

    Yeah, that's my tempature controller the wife got me for my bday. I love it. But not as fancy, doesn't have the WiFi. I don't mind though. This is better for me anyways.
     
  8. Almost 6 hours in and temp is currently at 166 degrees with 230 degrees smoker temp.
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Its stall time!!!!  [​IMG]   [​IMG]   [​IMG]
     
  10. Yup, just started riding the stall right now. Sit back and watch it go...sloooooowly.
     
  11. Ahhhh the stall.......a great time for a cold beer to take your mind off that stubborn Picnic [​IMG]
     
  12. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Looking good Sam, I'm in for this one! :)
     
  13. Stall is finally over. After letting it smoke all night we are at 192 internal. So far going on a 17hr smoke. Fundraiser starts in 6 hrs. I think I am in good shape.
     
  14. Great shape!!  I bet you have another 1.5 to 2.0 hours tops.  Maybe sooner ya never know.  [​IMG]
     
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  15. 193 at 245 smoke temp. Perfect zone.
     
  16. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks real good.....hope you have a great turnout, raise a lot of money and enjoy the ride....Willie
     
  17. All done. Now resting
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't be nibbling on that bark..... thats the money meat! LOL
     
  19. Both Picnic's turned out great. Was a little nervous about doing them, wasn't sure if the skin was to be removed or not. Sold out on both picnic's in less than 45 min. That's a good days work,
     
  20. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014

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