9 lb Pork Shoulder into pulled pork (Q View)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by arch8121, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Received a new MES from my wife this christmas and wanted

    break it in right so here goes a 9 lb shoulder for pulled pork 

    All rubbed up with Jeffs Rub

    After a rest in the fridge wrapped in saran wrap over night.  Ready 

    for the smoker now.

    In the MES at 225 for what ended up being 15 hours

    All Done! It smells even better then what it looks!

    Pulled And ready to go on the bun with cole slaw and bbq sauce


  2. beefy bill

    beefy bill Meat Mopper

    Nice...I love pork butts..
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Excellent job!, looks scrumptious .Nice price on the meat also !!
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2015
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job nice looking bark on that butt!
  5. lowcountrygamecock

    lowcountrygamecock Smoke Blower

    Did you foil at any point? How long did it take? I normally foil at 160 in my mes but I don't get that good looking/tasting bark. Wondering if it increases cook time if you don't foil. Thoughts? Anybody ever foil to 185-190 and take back out to firm back up?
  6. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    I always foil my butts at 165, taking them to 203-205 for pulling.  I believe foiling decreases cooking time.
  7. smokin-q

    smokin-q Smoke Blower

    Looks like a great way to break in the new MES! Put me in the no foil camp, I like Mr. Bark too much!
  8. I keep it in the smoker uncovered all the way to 205 usually but took this one out at 204 haha. I wrapped it twic in foil then a couple towels. It was 7am when i took it out and didnt need it till 12. It was still nice and warm when i took it out and pulled it. Bark stayed crisp and inside was very moist. I will repeat this method from now on for sure. 
  9. Looks GREAT!

    Happy smoken.


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