So i've recently done one 6lbs shoulder in the smoker for 4 hours till 165, and then double foiled and finished in the oven at 250 for 5 hours. Its came out each time as completely pulled apart. Tomorrow im catering for a friends birthday party and was going to do 2 6lbs shoulders, do I need to adjust the time for having the extra meat in the smoker and oven?
Cooking time for 2 pork shoulders
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I didnt think so either, but wasnt entirely sure. Im not getting paid to do it (close friend), but i still want it to be the best possible, its my own reputation on the line, so always worry a bit about it when doing it for others and not just myself
Well, you can always plan for them to finish a little early and cooler them to be sure you're done on time.
Trust me ...I understand the worry! I go through it too. I fact, doing it as I type. Planning a B-day party for my Mom on Saturday...prepped 12 slabs of St. Louis style ribs last night.....I understand!
Well if i get them in by 7:30am and into the oven at 11:30, that will get me to 4:30, I dont plan on taking everything over until 6:30, so I have a 2 hour buffer, which would put them at 11 hours. Its suppose to get around 60 degrees tonight, so hopefully wont take long to get the smoker primed and ready....the start of a very busy day lol, menu is as followed
12lbs Pork Shoulder
2 racks of rib (as the birthday present)
30-40 people expected
then anything else i think of during the day :)
Should i maybe increase it to 275 in the oven to compensate for the extra meat?
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