I was off this weekend but it was going to rain all weekend but still I want to smoke and run into a few opportunities. There is only the wife and I so I was going to smoke some Country Back Ribs and a small half fresh picnic only 4lb for pull pork. On Friday night I put the rub on both the ribs and the picnic and put in the refrigerator over night. Then the fun began first thing on Sat. The first big mistake I make was I but way to much charcoal and got a real high temp in the smoker. I got the temp down to 230 and it held there for a while. I saw the picnic stall out on the temp around 150 but had read about that. When it hit the 165 the sky open up with heavy rain and wind. I then wrapped the picnic up and put in the oven. The rib look great with a meat temp of 170 so I wrapped then up to let sit for dinner. I then put the picnic in the over at 225. It look like the temp of this then stall out again. It only got up to 185 so I pull out of the over and wrapped in towels and put in the cooler for 1 1/2 hour. I was looking for pull pork but the meal looked great and taste great. It would not pull off so I slice it up and chopped it. We had BBQ for lunch today and the meat was good.
So what did I do wrong not being able to get pull pork. Did I use the wrong meat? Should I have let it go longer in the over? The ribs were to die for so tender and taste great.