Using instructions from Jeff's book with a lot of careful study of @Bearcarver's fantastic Step-By-Step, I am attempting to smoke a pork shoulder for my family today. (I'm also doing a side of mustard greens as I prefer those to collards and my momma is making the Hoppin' John!)
I didn't get the pork on as early as I wanted today-- about 8:30 before smoker was up to 225 and this is apparently a lot bigger than I anticipated. But, if I mess it up, I bet it will still be good! :)
Anyways, here is how it looked when I opened it up at 12:30 to put thermometers in.
I am using the meter built into the Cajun Injector and a separate one. They seem to run about 5 degrees different.
But, a Certain Lab ain't interested in my smoking efforts:
So, I was hoping to pull it around 6pm, but I'm thinking that it's not going to hit 205 for quite a while. Hope no one minds eating late!