I'm an Irish woman and smokers are NOT very common here :) I built a uds this week following tips from this site and the net, been difficult sourcing all the bits, we not as well equipped for it and you guys. Anyway, finally got my smoker to come up to good temps this morning after adding two more valves, so I put on my first smoke.
We've been pretty ambitious with two shoulders, one 16.5lb and other 19.5lb. So I started with the smaller one, gave it 5hrs smoke, then foil wrapped it and moved it to the oven to make space for the second one to go in.
First shoulder has been on now for 12hrs and just reached internal temp of 205.... I decided to wrap it in towels now and stick in a cooler. Does anyone think 12 hrs for a 16.5lb is way to little? Should I stick to times or temps?
here's some pics of my progress so far... my uds, meat before going on, meat just before foil wrap... and into the cooler :)
smells amazing anyway and no resistance with the thermometer going in.