Hi all, Im new around here, and hope to become a fairly regular contributor. I just got a Masterbuilt 30" 4 rack electric smoker. Ive smoked meats before on a Weber Kettle grill, with pretty good results. Ive done mainly pork shoulders.
My first time using the electric, I smoked a Pork Shoulder at 225 degrees for about 8 hours. It was about 6 pounds (bone in). for the last hour I raised the temp to about 250 degrees, hoping to crisp up the skin a bit.
Well, the meat tasted really good. But...it didnt quite fall apart like I thought it would. It wasnt necessarily dry, but not falling apart like it usually is on the Charcoal grill. I was using hickory wood chips, had water in the pan, and had marinated the meat like i always do overnight.
So, is it possible I didnt cook it long enough? Maybe I overcooked it? I usually smoke bigger shoulders, but this one was relatively small, and maybe I overdid it.