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Applewood Shoulder


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Joined Oct 17, 2016
9.5 Pork Shoulder

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup paprika
1/2 cup seasoned salt
1/4 cup cajun spice
2 tbs garlic powder, onion powder
1 tbs cumin, cayenne

Wash shoulder and pat dry
Massage shoulder generously with rub, making sure to get into all the crevices

Slather in mustard
Generously apply more rub and wrap tightly in plastic wrap
Refrigerate for 2-12 hrs

Unwrap and apply more rub
Bring to room temp before putting on a 200-250' smoker
10hrs later check internal temp and finish, total time was 12.5 hrs
Cooking time approx 1-1.25 hours per pound depending on temp

6th hour, heavy basting with apple juice


So tender it pulled apart just pressing on it with a fork

Money Shot

Lunch the next day

Buns pan toasted in Amish butter, sprinkled with Habenero Mesquite seasoning

Bark meat topped with some SBR

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Joined Jun 22, 2009
Looks delicious!


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