Hi guys! Its warming up here in CT and I have been wanting to break out the smoker. I received a free pork shoulder from the store because we had enough points and it's a great excuse to kick off my smoking season. I have spent a lot of time reading posts about smoking pork and I see it is going to take a lot of time.
I plan on smoking this pork on Sat and invited people over seeing that its 8lbs and we can use a little help eating it. I have an electric MES and thought that maybe I can throw it on sat around Midnight and let it go the night while I slept. Does anyone do this? My fiancee is a little nervous about me running the smoker overnight and not attending it. Thoughts on that?
I have pecan and cherry for smoke. Does that work or should I go get something else? I use the Amazing product with pellets.
After reading hours worth of posts, my idea is to shoot for a smoker temp of 240 and bring it to 195-200. I am not sure on rub yet and need to do a little more research. I will score the fat and get the rub in there and I am not sure about wrapping yet. After reading posts about a finishing sauce, I am sold on doing one.
Any tips or ideas would be great. I just started smoking in the fall last year so it's all pretty new to me and I love it. Already itching for a new smoker....LOL.