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Babe in the (smokin') woods


Joined Mar 12, 2011
Greetings!  Just joined.  Just bought a Masterbuilt 30.  Just bought an Amazin' Smoker.  Want to smoke a 6 1/2 lb pork shoulder tomorrow.   Just realized I don't know how long & how hot?

Little help, please.


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Master of the Pit
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Glad you joined us and welcome to your new found (addiction) hobby!

If you are going for pulled pork I suggest bringing the internal meat temp while the shoulder is foiled to 200º and and then wrapping in towels and letting it set in a cooler for an hour before pulling the pork.

Time is tough to guess, every cut of meat is different; don't turn the temp on the smoker up to rush it and cooking to temp is the key to success.

Another tip I can add is trying this sauce to drizzle over your pulled pork before serving, it will give you a winning smoke first time up to bat! http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/51933/soflaquer-s-finishing-sauce-for-pulled-pork


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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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Joined Mar 31, 2010
Welcome to SMF nice to have ya.. lots to learn here and great people as well


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Welcome to SMF. There are a lot of very friendly & knowledgeable folks here to help you. I urge you to sign up for the free E-course. It will give you the basics, & even if you are an experienced smoker you may learn something new. Then start asking questions. Good luck & glad to have you aboard. Don't forget we all love Qview!   

There are several threads on how to smoke a butt, but it's essentially this. Put in smoker set at 225. Let smoke for 5 or 6 hours then put a temp probe in the meat, when the internal temp gets to 165, wrap in foil & back in the smoker until the IT hits 205. Out of the smoker & wrap in towels & put in a dry cooler for at least 1 hour, then pull.


Joined Mar 12, 2011
Folks, thanks for the info & support.  Just wanted to let all know that the results were better than I could have dreamed.  No camera so can't show, but REALLY happy with the flavors & look.  Can't wait for another go!


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Joined Oct 17, 2009
What Al said.... Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.


Master of the Pit
Joined Mar 14, 2011
I am a new smoker and I have found a lot of great info. Good Luck.

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