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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

So I just picked up a bone in shoulder, and it's marinating in pineapple puree, cumin, and a homemade oak aged pepper sauce.

 

Tomorrow I'm gonna smoke it, but I don't really feel like getting up at 4am and starting the fire.  So should I start it in the oven first and finish it in the smoker, or the other way around?

post #2 of 12

The best you could do in your predicament is to go ahead and put some Smoke on it now and finish in a low oven(nothing above 200*f).Wrapped in foil(doubled).welcome1.gifa42.gif

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Originally Posted by oldschoolbbq View Post

The best you could do in your predicament is to go ahead and put some Smoke on it now and finish in a low oven(nothing above 200*f).Wrapped in foil(doubled).welcome1.gifa42.gif


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post #4 of 12

Good advice

 

 

post #5 of 12

How big is this shoulder and what time do you want to eat that you think you need to get up at 4?? I would just go for it.

 

post #6 of 12

I did a 9lb shoulder last weekend that had to be ready by 5 PM.  I started smoking at 1 AM pulled it off at 1 PM and double foiled it in a cooler unitl 5.  It was the hit of the party.  I have an electric smoker so I only got up at 6 AM to add more smoke.

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Originally Posted by mintee View Post

 

 

Tomorrow I'm gonna smoke it, but I don't really feel like getting up at 4am and starting the fire.  


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Originally Posted by ellymae View Post

How big is this shoulder and what time do you want to eat that you think you need to get up at 4?? I would just go for it.

 



I think ellymae is politely telling you to man up.

 

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

Yes, I've decided to man up.  Alarm is set for 4am.  Gonna smoke it until I run out of fuel and then in the oven it goes. 

 

Taco's al pastor, my house, tomorrow!  Cya there!

post #9 of 12
you are right up the road. I'll be there!
post #10 of 12

Let us know how it turns out, with Q-view of course!

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Turned out awesome!  Tacos were great, but with all the excitement of eating, I totally forgot the camera.  Next time I promise. 

 

Here's a little (weird) hint of what I did.  I bought a pineapples, and cut all the outside and top/bottom off.  Cut 4 slabs off leaving the core.  Then I put all the peel and core in a blender with some cider vinegar and hot peppers and pureed it all.  (Yes, the outside of the pineapple).  Then I threw the shoulder in a bag with said puree and let it set for about 8 hours.  Then I removed it, put it on a rack, and rubbed it with cumin, garlic powder and salt.  Left it to set out at room temp for about 4 hours to create a salty spicy crust for the smoke to adhere too.  Sliced some pineapple very thin and layered the top (fat) part.  Then I smoked it for 10 hours with apple and cherry chips.

 

The texture was almost pullable, but I removed it an hour or so before it started really started falling apart.  I wanted a little something to bit into with the tacos, so I sliced it.  For the actual tacos, I used soft corn tortillas, lime, chopped cilantro, chopped onion, jalapeno, and a salsa that I heard about that considered of the following.

 

6 medium size tomatillos

2 whole avocados

1 garlic clove

juice from 2 limes

salt to taste.

 

Threw all that in a food processor until it was smooth and creamy.  Table spoon or so on the tacos.

 

Delish!  I think I'll go and have me another.

 

Cheers!

post #12 of 12

That sounds like and awesome meal right there!  We look forward to the future Qview.

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