Smoking small shoulders

Discussion in 'Pork' started by lennyluminum, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Would it be better to smoke a small shoulder at like 200 degrees or less for a longer time to get it to break down better?
  2. Or would it be better to foil sooner and let it steam longer?
  3. c farmer

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

    I would cook like a normal sized one. 250-275 no foil.
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    X2 on cooking it normally.

    Unless you have a micro piece of meat.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    There is an increased risk of getting sick from smoking uncured meat below 200°F. Never smoke uncured Ground or Injected meat and Poultry below 225°F, it is outright dangerous...JJ
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I do all (or most) of my Smoking @225*F , until my target is reached.  Your, Butt will not reach optimal temp. (200* -205*F) for being done (tender) at lower temps. . The temp. for cooking must be higher than the target.

    If you "cure" the Butt  , lower temps can be used . JMHO...
  7. smokingunny

    smokingunny Meat Mopper

    I routinely cook 3-5 pound Boston butt roasts, which is basically a BB cut into thirds. I plan on 1.5 hours/pound @250  and check the temp at 4 hours in just to see where I'm at.
  8. The guys have gave you great advice. Fallow their lead and you will have a very tasty PP.

    Remember to post a Qview or you will get [​IMG]

    Happy smoken.

  9. jbills5

    jbills5 Meat Mopper

    You are good with the advice.  Cook everything like you would a normal size piece of meat.  The key is the finishing temp and not the temp of the cooker as long as it is 225 or above.

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