Hi everyone, this will be my first pork shoulder and only my 3rd smoke ever. I plan on getting something in the 8-9lb range. I researched quite a bit, but I just want to make sure my process looks ok before I start this. I want to try smoking and using the oven to finish it as I am not comfortable keeping my smoker running overnight yet.
Friday around 6PM inject pork with marinade, coat pork with mustard and sprinkle rub generously on pork
Friday 7PM add pork to smoker at 225 degrees.
Smoke until 12 - 1 AM on Saturday (5-6 hours)
Saturday 1AM remove from smoker and wrap tightly in foil with no liquid and place in oven at 180 degrees until 8AM that morning, where I then plan to crank up the heat in the morning to 225 in the oven to finish it off to 195-200 degrees.
Remove from oven and wrap in towel and put it in a cooler for an hour+
Is this process looking like it will be ok? Will it be ok to keep it in the oven that long at 180, this would then be a total of 13 hours cooking at this point when I wake up? I just want to make sure I am not overcooking it by the morning.
Should I add any liquid to the foil when I wrap it? Also I plan on putting it in a pan in the oven, should I add liquid in that? I wasn't planning on adding any additional liquid
Lastly, I do not plan to mop it at all.