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first picnic shoulders

post #1 of 6
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hi all, this is the first time i have smoked a picnic shoulder much less 2 at the same time. i was going to do these in the UDS i just completed today but i really need to get some sleep and i haven't fired her off yet, so keeping that in mind i decided to use the traeger so i could get some rest.
i am smoking with cherry pellets since i ran out of apple and i used 2 different rubs on them. on 1 of them i used the "basic rub" i found in a thread on here. pops6927 posted this one:

Basic Pork Rub:

•1/3 cup paprika
•1/4 cup sugar
•3 tablespoons black pepper
•2 tablespoons salt
•2 teaspoons dry mustard
•2 teaspoons cayenne
•1 teaspoon white pepper

i didn't use the white pepper since i didn't have any on hand. i'll try it next time. on the other one my brother in law and i decided to try making our own:

Kirk's rub
(his name is Kirk. i call him the cap'n LOL)

*1/4 cup brown sugar
*3Tablespoons salt
*1 tablespoon celery seed (because he likes it)
*1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
*3 Tablespoons black pepper

we wanted a straight up sweet rub with not much heat and i think it's a good start. maybe somebody else has some ideas to add or take away from this rub?

any way on to the qview-

we trimmed off the skin and rubbed them both with mustard

put the rub on them both rubs had the same color and texture to them and my hands were full of mustard etc so i got lazy with the pics and only took 1 set...sorry!

here they are on the traeger. hopefully i dont oversleep now and mess these babys up!
post #2 of 6
sounds like a good rub and perfect method you are using....she will love it!!
post #3 of 6
looks good and hope you woke up lol
post #4 of 6
Now your butts sound and look good. I'm sure you wouldn't over sleep for we are all here watching you. Now NO pressure just it's early now so WAKE UP.
post #5 of 6
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so i did get up in time, and they got pulled off at around 2:30 pm. i made some of the finishing sauce from the stickey except i only had white vinegar so i added some apple juice and it turned out perty good. ive never had it with the cider vinegar, but it sounds like the general opinion is there is no match. so i will do it right next time. heres the final result;

the one on the left had a stall of about one hour, but they both turned out really well.
post #6 of 6
Looks like they turned out great. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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