First off let me say "Hi"! This is my first post, and unfortunately I am spending it by seeking help. However, from the looking around I have done I can say with confidence that asking my question here is sure to get me the best answers out there! Ok, on to the good stuff.
My plan is to smoke 13lbs of Pork shoulder, which from what I have read is going to take a long time to do. I've read that 1.5hrs per pound, 1.5 X 13 = 18hrs of smoke time. Anyway, I opened up the meat packaging today and found that it is not a solid 13lbs slab of pork shoulder.... its actually two 6.5lbs slabs of pork shoulder. Here is where I am lost, the total weight of the meat is 13lbs but do I still need to smoke it for 18 hrs since it is actually just 2 pieces of 6.5lbs meat? Also, there is a tear on one end of each slab, my guess is it is where a bone once was, but now there are two thin strips on one end and a huge chunk on the other... how much is that going to affect how long I keep it in the smoker?
My original plan was to cook this 13lbs of pork for 18 hrs at a temp of 215F, with smoke for the first 10hrs then foil in a pan for the last 8. Any insight on my method would be appreciated as well! Thanks a lot in advance!