Good morning All,
Since this is my first try at Smoking, I figured I would try doing a pulled pork. I have a new 18.5" WSM that is seasoned and ready to go. I plan on getting two 6-7 lbs shoulders on the top grates and using apple wood chunks. I have seen on previous forums that at a temp of 225, I'll be looking at an average cook time of 1.5 hrs per pound. I understand that due to the variations of fat, ligaments, and meat in each piece, that time can vary. I plan on wrapping them in foil at a temp 160-165. I'd like to ask if anyone could recommend an amount of wood chunks to start with. I already have apple chunks at home, but I would like to get either Mesquite or Hickory to pair it with. I would also appreciate any suggestions on rubs.