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First Smoke Period...

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
So this is my first smoke on ANYTHING.

What I'm really wondering is if my cooking time and pork shoulder ize match up. I purchased a 6.90 lb shoulder from Sam's and it had a fairly decent fat cap on it. I put it on a little late on the day and feom experiences with other people I decided to go ahead and crank the temp on up to 275° for the first 2 hours(2:15 pm to 4:15pm). I then turned it up again and have had it running at 300° to 305° to get it cooked before midnight. I cruised right past the 160° stall that I have read so much about and its been climbing well. I mean from the time I inserted the meat thermometer to when it reached 160° was crazy fast(4:30 therm inserted and 162° at 6:15).
Since then its been taking awhile its 9:00 pm now and just getting to 200°.

Am I just getting to anxious to see my first product of the que?
post #2 of 9

You're almost there!! Couple more degrees internal temperature and pull it off the smoker and let it rest.

 

The first time smoking is always the hardest.

post #3 of 9

Like an expectant dad in the waiting room!  203-205F IT then time to wrap that baby and keep it warm.

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Well here it is after having that itch to look all day I did hold back and just let it cook.




post #5 of 9

Looks YUMMY!

post #6 of 9

Now that's a GREAT first smoke.  Real nice bark and looks soooooo moist and juicy.  

 

Good job, and nice qview.  Great way to start off.

 

Did it taste as good as it looks???

 

Gary

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by GaryHibbert View Post

Now that's a GREAT first smoke.  Real nice bark and looks soooooo moist and juicy.  

Good job, and nice qview.  Great way to start off.

Did it taste as good as it looks???

Gary

Gary, in fact it did my wife even thought so and after getting the free smoker and putting a little time and money into it shes ready to do another for the whole block...lots less heat this time though. Thanks for the comments so far I really appreciate it.
post #8 of 9

That looks like you did a killer first smoke.

post #9 of 9

Looks awesome!

Great first smoke!!:beercheer:

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