I saw the butt both ways on here, I decided to try it with the skin just to see how things went. I'm a fan of leaving it on. I actually cooked it skin side down which I think held in a lot of the moisture in the lower half of the butt, it was awesome!
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Shoulder #1 (pre-cook)
Shoulder (post-cook) I cooked the shoulder to 165 F then wrapped it, I pulled it off the smoker @ 190 F and let it rest for about an hour and 15 mins. For my first shoulder I was VERY happy with the results!
The fiancee and I decided to have some people over to celebrate Memorial Day. And since I own a catering business I piped up "I'll just cook some pork butt and ribs." Well Cash-&-Carry didn't have very good looking pork butts left, so I grabbed the next best thing. I got two picnics that...
@Tom - That's just the way the sun was shining, when I first saw the pictures I was like "I know I didn't smoke that thick".
@GnuBee - I had cooked in it a few times before taking on the reception. Once I get the fire up and going (a little over an hour) there is only about a 10 deg...
This was the first chance I had to cook in my new custom built smoker. Its a converted 250-gallon propane tank, reverse flow. I was asked to cook for a wedding reception of 100-150 people.
Here's what I'm cooking with:
Prepping 6 of the 24 racks of spares that I cooked that day: