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First Pork Shoulder

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jrod, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. jrod

    jrod Fire Starter

    Ok, I have a 7lbs pork shoulder I'm getting started with today. My first question is should I lay it on the rack fat side up or down?
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2010
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck on your first shoulder smoke.  It makes no difference whether the fat is up or down.  Just a personal preference.
  3. jrod

    jrod Fire Starter

    Well the meat has good marbling so I decided to do fat side down. This is probably going to be a long cook so I figured that by putting the fat side down the outside of the meat on the bottom won't get more done than the rest. I dunno.. lol [​IMG]

    This will be the longest cook I've done and my second overall smoke on my Brinkman. First smoke was a 3.5lbs Tri Tip, now moving up to a 7lbs shoulder. Hope it goes well.
  4. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    and how did it turn out?

      good I hope