Originally Posted by jml1187
My question is this....I purchased a 12 lb pork shoulder at Costco. When I opened it up it was in two pieces. If I am using my electric smoker at a temperature of 225 degrees, and I am going by the advice of 1-1/2 hours per pound to cook, how much time should I plan on needing? Do I look at this piece as 12 lbs or (2) 6 lb pieces?
The party I am attending will begin eating at 2pm. Based on that start time what time should I begin the process? Thanks!
Like Piney said---Go by what it takes for one of them.
I actually figure a little more than the biggest of the 2, because of the extra cold meat going in at the beginning.
You can't go by the pound when figuring time---It's more of a Thickness thing.
Here's a 7 pounder I did, which will probably be close to yours----It took 11 hours of actual cooking time:
Remember it's better to be done early & let it rest, than it is to be done late & make people wait.