I'm new to smoking, but my whole chicken worked out great on Saturday so I went to the store looking for meat on Sunday morning. I picked up a rack of Baby Backs for dinner and couldn't help myself in buying a bone in Pork Shoulder Picnic cut at 4.35 lbs, planning on pulled pork for later in the week.
I put the ribs in first using the 2-2-1 method with the Picnic following about 15 minutes later with some simple SPOG rub. I figured 6 to 8 hours on the shoulder. The ribs came out great and I put the Maverick 732 IT probe in the shoulder after I took the foil off the ribs (5 hours in). It read 165. It stayed there for over an hour and then it ramped up to 176 and stayed there for over an hour. I wrapped it in foil at 176 about 7 hours in. It finally came up to 180 and sat there for about half an hour when I was out of time (over 9 hours in the smoker) since it was time for bed. I pulled the meat out and wrapped it in foil and put it in the fridge.
What should I do with it now? See if it pulls apart? Put it in the oven and bring the IT up to 205? Just use it as a smoked roast if it doesn't pull apart?
I'm using my new GOSM 38" vertical propane smoker and kept the temps right around 235 once it settled in. At first it was hard to keep the temps stable but I kept it between 225 and 250...most of the time below 240.
Thanks for any advice!!!