Whole shoulder - 20lbs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by atomicsmoke, May 3, 2014.

  1. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My last pork butt didn't last too long in the freezer after two seatings with friends and coworkers. Needed more for those hasty weeknights when there is a ton of things going on and kids would not touch yesterday's leftovers.

    Got a whole shoulder...20lbs. Guys at the meat counter separated the butt from the shoulder. Paid the same price I paid just for the butt a month ago. Note to self: always buy whole shoulder.

    Rubbed the night before with brown sugar, kosher salt, onion powder, gran garlic, cumin, thyme, oregano.


    Went in at 10:45am.

    Almost TBS
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2014
  2. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Went hot with hickory smoke. Foiled after 7 hours. One was at 160 the other one at 165.


    Added some of the mop juice in the foil pans (apple+vinegar+grenadine+pomegranate juice).
     
  3. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It went faster than I thought. One of them took only 1.75h at 300 to get to 205. The other one 2.5h. Once again it's confirmed you can't accurately time pulled pork.
     
  4. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Resting in cooler now. No pics: everyone knows what a cooler and a blanket look like. :)
     
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  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that seems awful fast.

    What therm did you use?   Did the bone wiggle good?
     
  6. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Same therm as always: CDN (digital). haven't tried the bone...I rushed straight to the cooler (was foiled). Do you think is too fast for 300F? We'll see in a few hours.

    Last time I did just the butt same procedure. Didn't see any stall. But it pulled itself. I just stood there and watched in amazement.
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2.5 hours?   Yea that FAST.

    When I cook at 275 - 300 its about 45 mins per lb
     
  8. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry I wasn't clear. It was 1.75h and 2.5h wrapped in aluminum after it reached 160 and 165. Total cooking time was 8.75h/9.5h. I guess that adds up now. Pheuw...you gave me a scare.
     
  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL   Yea you scared me.
     
  10. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    First one after 3h rest

    Bone loose ...always a good sign

    Still hot

    Pulled with no effort
     
  11. rvial

    rvial Meat Mopper

    yum!!
     
  12. chestnutbloom

    chestnutbloom Smoking Fanatic

    Looks spectacular! Do you do anything with the juice in the pan? I've never done one....   [​IMG]
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoke ! Looks great ! Thumbs Up
     
  14. chestnutbloom

    chestnutbloom Smoking Fanatic

    And excellent Q-view by the way!   [​IMG]
     
  15. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here comes the shoulder (first one was the butt)

    Bone is begging to come out

    Here it is

    Easily pulled
     
  16. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I put five tbs in each bag (~350g meat/bag) (bags go in the freezer).
    When we eat them I don't have to add finishing sauce to keep the meat moist.
     
  17. chestnutbloom

    chestnutbloom Smoking Fanatic

    Sweet! Thanks....[​IMG]
     
  18. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yield sucks:42%.
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bout average, it kinda stinks.... But it's so worth it for some seriously great Q ! Enjoy the Q as it's earned & ya earned that one.... Thumbs Up
    Great smoke !
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2014
  20. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you all for your compliments.
    A good day's work (among other things: finally took the winter tires off).
     

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