First Pork Shoulder in a MES...

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bigtimtx, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    The local Kroger store had pork shoulders for $0.99/lb, so I picked up a couple to try out. Although I've smoked tons of brisket, pork and beef ribs and sausages of all kinds, I've not done any pork shoulders.

    I started out with an 8 1/2 pounder, slathered on a thin coat of mustard and rubbed in my own pork rub. I then covered it in plastic wrap and placed it back in the fridge for several hours for the flavors to get acquainted.

    I smoked the shoulder at 225 degrees for around 2 1/2 hours with pecan, then just let it ride until the internal temp reached 200 degrees (just under 16 hours at 225 degrees)

    Rubbed and ready...

    After 6 hours...

    After 12 hours...

    After 16 hours...and 45 minutes of resting in foil after I pulled it off of the MES

    And finally, after I stuck two forks in it and pulled...!

    Although it may not look real juicy in this picture, the pork was super moist and tender. I pulled it a bit, coarse chopped the bark and mixed it all together with a bit of my sweet and spicy sauce. Served it to the girls this evening on rolls with some taters and cole slaw and it was a bit hit. I'm gonna' have to try this one again soon!
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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Pulled pork looks good and is a big hit with my family...JJ

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