smoking shoulder timing

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by djmurm, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. djmurm

    djmurm Newbie

    Hi everyone, new member here. Ive had an electric smoker for a couple years now and have successfully smoked about 10 shoulders/butt. But every single time I had to smoke the pork for right around 18 hours, which is almost double the cook time from what I read it should take.
    I dont mind the long cook time but im always nervous that I will one day be done in the actual time and be done way to early. So my question is, what could I be doing wrong.
    Next question, this weekend im smoking 4 shoulders for a party. Will they taken even long with more meat in the smoker?
  2. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    More info would help.

    What smoker?

    What temperature is the smoker?

    What temp are you cooking the pork to?

    How much does the shoulder weigh on average?
  3. djmurm

    djmurm Newbie

    Sorry, that would be some useful info.
    im using a masterfully electric smoker
    I set the smoker at 225°
    I pull the pork out at 190° internal temp
    ive used shoulders and butts all around 6-8lb range.
    thank you very the response
  4. djmurm

    djmurm Newbie

  5. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Yes that is a little on the long side for 6-8 pounders that only go to 190. Do you go by the built in thermometer or do you have an aftermarket one? Most Masterbuilt thermos are incorrect so you might be smoking at 200 without knowing it. 
  6. djmurm

    djmurm Newbie

    Yes, I use the built in thermometer for the smoker temp and the meat temp.
    I will try a different thermometer.
    Thanks again
  7. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    I set my Masterbuilt at 275 (it's max) & do butts in just a tad bit over an hour per pound. The higher temp also minimizes the stall.

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