cut boneless pork shoulders in half before smoking?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by brooks hatlen, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. brooks hatlen

    brooks hatlen Newbie

    I've got two 12 lb boneless pork shoulders for a 4th of July party.  So 1.5-2 hours per pound is 18 to 24 hours.  Or I could cut them in half and do 9 to 12 hours?  Anyone have an opinion?  I know my WSM can smoke for 12 hours, but definitely not 24.  So if I don't cut them I may have to add unlit charcoal in the middle of the smoking.
  2. brooks hatlen

    brooks hatlen Newbie

    Does this make any difference?  Anyone have an opinion?
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would season and smoke for 6 ish hours or so then throw it in the oven at 200 to finish for the 16-24 hours.... That's what we do...
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2015
  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are these by the chance the packages from Costco? If so, I think you'll find the decision has been made for you. They're generally packaged with 2 6-7 lb boneless butts apiece.

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