Getting the charcoal ready and up to temp
Up to temp and now loaded with pork
Should end up being a nice Saturday night meal.....
5 hrs. in and an IT of 151. Went ahead and put the legs on. My kids pig out on smoked legs (which is great.)
Will probably hit 160 in an hr. or so and then I'll get it a wrap in foil and patiently wait. :)
Still learning how to use my new WSM. I was able to manage the smoke much better this time and I'm getting a better feel how to manage the heat. Even though I messed up once (which screwed me for about 1.5 hours) I'm still looking pretty good.
It's foiled now, with a little apple juice, and ready for the 4 quarter. 8 hours in and an IT of 189.
Pulled it at 203 IT. Boy cooking shoulders in the WSM is way easier and better than the little grill I was using.
Here it is, ready to take a little nap in foil and a towel.
She's a little dark but I don't mind. I think some of the color comes from that issue I had for 1.5 hours. This thing is super tender though. It's only a 6 lb'er but I had to use two sets of tongs to move to the towel wrap or it would have fallen apart with just one.
Finally time to get after this thing.
Bone pulled right out with zero effort.
Despite the color darkness, this was my best pulled pork to date (thanks to the WSM I'm sure) Next time I'm going to try and inject since I've never used that technique before.
Made a little sandwich before I pile on a pound of just the pork onto the plate.
Thanks for watching. It was a good day!
Looks really good. Remember you can totally load that wsm up with coal. When you are done just shut everything down and you have leftover for next time. You should be able to get dang near a whole day/night of cooking out of one load. No reloading needed unless you have a 20 pounder or something in there.