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Day 4 with the MES - Pork Shoulders - Qview

pintobean

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Well, I wanted bone in pork shoulders, but all Costco had were boneless. Since I'm making pulled pork, I went ahead and got them. Rubbed them with Meowy's pork rub, and into the MES @ 225 with 50/50 mix peach and hickory in the AMNS, and Hickory in the MES chip tray. Going to finish with SoFlaQuers finishing sauce. Having a big party tomorrow night for New Years, and pulled pork sammies are going to be served for sure! The MES gets a break after today after 4 straight days of smokes.

Ready for Rub

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=IMAG0843.jpg

All rubbed up with Meowy's Pork Rub

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=IMAG0844.jpg

Off to make the finishing sauce. Will post more pics when the smoke is done.
 
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fpnmf

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Looking good!

What time does the party start??

You near where that earthquake was this morning?
 
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SmokinAl

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Looks good so far!
 

realtorterry

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Wow you've been a busy & happy smoker there pinto!!  Thanks for all the qview
 

pintobean

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Here they are when I pulled them at 165 to put them in pans and cover with foil. Added some apple juice to the pan for a little moisture before I sealed it up. I nibbled a little piece, dang is that good!

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1BRzA4NDcuanBn.jpg

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1BRzA4NDguanBn.jpg

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1BRzA4NDkuanBn.jpg
 

kevink

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Looks yum yum.  I have had the same experience where costco doesn't carry bone-in.  Maybe if enough of us keep going and asking for them...
 

pintobean

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Here's the finished shoulder, and some shots of the pulling. This shoulder just melted. Was able to use a fork and just twist and pull. 

On a side note, I had a strange experience while smoking these two shoulders. I know that each piece of meat is different, and two pieces of similar size meat can take different times to reach a specified temperature., But these two shoulders were 10oz different in weight, and one took 10 hours and the other took 16!! I'm not even sure which one was which, because I didn't keep track. Only thing I can figure is I know for sure the one that got done first was over the "hotspot" on the MES. Both were on the same rack though. 6 hours difference seems a bit excessive. Even used the same thermometer to check both pieces to make sure I wasn't going nuts. Both pieces were of the same consistency when done as well...and both are DARN good!!

Anyway, here's the pics...

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1BRzA4NTAuanBn.jpg

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1BRzA4NTEuanBn.jpg

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1BRzA4NTQuanBn.jpg

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1BRzA4NTUuanBn.jpg

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1BRzA4NTYuanBn.jpg

This is the second one, I just took it off a bit ago...it's wrapped in foil and a towel in a styrofoam cooler resting right now...

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/BrandoB2003/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1BRzA4NTcuanBn.jpg
 

bmudd14474

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Great job there. Way to break that MES in. 
 

porked

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Looks great! I just got a MES for Christmas, and am breaking it in too. Never tried a boneless shoulder, but have done dozens of bone-in ones in my offsets over the years. Great pics, thanks for sharing.
 

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