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2 Picnic shoulders for two ladies

post #1 of 13
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Herb rub:
2 parts kosher salt
2 parts fresh ground peppercorns
1 part garlic powder
1 part Herbs de Provence (tarragon, French thyme, rosemary, savory, fennel, marjoram, basil, and lavender)

Since I was smoking for two women that have never had my regular Q, I decided to try a more woman friendly type of rub. I trimmed the skin and most of the fat off of the picnic shoulders. I then rubbed the picnic shoulders with olive oil and I sprinkled a heavy layer of the herb rub, afterwards I put them in disposable pans and let them sit in the fridge overnight.
Next morning at 7:am the ambient temp was 40º outside and the pans were put in the GOSM, which was at 225º. For smoke, I used a combo of maple and apricot chunks. When internal temp hit 170º, I then added apple juice to the pans and foiled them. I kicked up the temp to 265º, and continued smoking until internal temp hit 200º. I then removed the foiled pans and let them rest for 3 hrs. in a cooler. Total time in smoker was 9 hrs., although once I foiled the pans, the temps rose dramatically. I didn’t pull the shoulders because I didn’t know how/when the ladies were going to use them. I beat the incoming storm…. one for me. I got one lady to unfoil hers for a quick pic.
post #2 of 13
Wow those look good. I have never done one. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif Look nice and juicy.
post #3 of 13
Very nice...beautiful color from the rub and smoke. That's gotta be good eating!

Thanks for sharing.

post #4 of 13
Very nice looking, I need to try one myself.
post #5 of 13
Looks great Rich...Bet they were very happy with w/ those shoulders!!
post #6 of 13
Looks great Rich!!!
post #7 of 13
Nice job! Definitely done. icon_smile.gif Have you heard from the ladies if they liked them?
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
I've only heard from one lady. She said it was very moist and tender on the inside, and her husband loved the crunchy part (bark). She said they used the pulled pork to make taquitos. Nobody offered me any... oh well.
post #9 of 13
Your making me hungry here. Nice job.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 13
Nice job Rich.
post #11 of 13
Nice shoulders Rich. Well done.
post #12 of 13
those look awsome.....PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #13 of 13
Looks good . I'm going to have to give that herb rub a try .
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