The wife and I welcomed our second son into the family on the 30th of October @ 1023hrs. Mama and baby are both at 100%. Finally got them home after about 24hrs. We invited both sets of grandparents over for show and tell, so daddy decided to put some heat in the pit to celebrate:) Quick trip to Winco and I had a big bag of pork spares and a 6.5# shoulder in my possession. Trimmed up the spares St Louis style. Rubbed down the spares and the shoulder with mustard and a nice coat of our favorite seasonings. Wrapped everything up in cellophane and let them mellow over night in the fridge. Up early the next morning and got the fire going. The ribs got the classic 3-2-1, and the shoulder went till 205 internal. Straight low and slow without foil this go around. Cooked everything using splits of almond for fuel. Spritzed all the meat hourly w/ apple juice. Enjoy...
Shoulder rubbed down and in the pit @ 0800hrs.
Ribs joined the party @ 1100hrs w/ the shoulder already looking great.
Ribs @ 3hrs and ready for foil. Shoulder @ 6hrs.
Ribs lightly sauced the last hour and ready to be pulled. Shoulder went for another hour for a 10hr total cook.