So it begins ...
Sunday the 14th
Mixed up a double batch of Jeff's Naked Rub
The shoulders were boneless (I usually use bone-in) so it required a little tying before applying mustard and a liberal coat of the rub. The shoulders were then Saran wrapped and placed on ice. The larger shoulder is ~12# the smaller ~8#
Will need some sauce for the sandwiches, so I cooked up a gallon of Jeff's BBQ sauce
Sliced up some venison summer sausage and an assortment of cheeses that I had smoked (Red Lieceister, Double Gloucester, Mild English Cheddar, Pepper Jack, and Swiss) and got them bagged up for Tuesday evening.
Monday the 15th
7:00 PM - started preheating the MES 40 to 250° with apple juice in waterpan
7:50 PM - filled the AMNPS completely bottom 2/3 with Pitmaster's Choice and top 1/3 with Apple pellets and fired it up
8:00 PM - 12# shoulder goes into the MES 40 and AMNPS goes in the mailbox
Time to prep the beans, I follow Dutch's recipe using my homemade bacon and subbing Jeff's BBQ Sauce for the ketchup. Frying up my bacon
Finished beans, will place on ice until tomorrow afternoon
11:00 PM - the 8# shoulder joins the party. Internal Temps - 12# shoulder 113°, 8# shoulder 36°
Tuesday the 16th (day of the cookout)
1:00 AM - I moved the 8# shoulder to the top left, 12# shoulder is middle right. The 12# shoulder is started to develop some bark. Internal Temps - 12# shoulder 150°, 8# shoulder 91° Time to take a little nap!
5:50 AM - everything is looking good. It has been 10 hours since I lit the AMNPS and is still putting out TBS!
12# shoulder, internal temp 183°
8# shoulder, internal temp 162°
7:15 AM- the AMNPS finally stopped producing smoke over 11 hours after lighting! Pretty impressive Mr. Johnson!
10:30 AM - things are moving right along! Internal temps - 12# shoulder 196°, 8# shoulder 191°
12:40 PM - finished! Internal temps - 12# shoulder 203°, 8# shoulder 200°
Double wrapped both shoulders in heavy duty foil and towels, then placed in a dry cooler with a fleece blanket until time to pull
1:45 PM - removed the baked beans from the ice and set on counter to warm up a little
2:15 PM - filled one row of the AMNPS with Pitmaster's Choice pellets and lit
2:30 PM - placed AMNPS in the mailbox and beans in MES 40
5:45 PM - remove beans from the smoker and pull the shoulder
and finally ... some BEARVIEW!
Thanks for lookin ...
Edited by Toby Bryant - 4/17/13 at 2:29pm