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First Smoke- Picnic Shoulder with QView

ivegotmoxie

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First smoke on the GMG Daniel Boone Pellet Smoker. I've grilled burgers, dogs, potatoes and corn but hadn't had a chance to smoke...

Saturday I picked up a bone-in picnic at the local WallyWorld.


Cut off the skin and most of the fat, then rubbed it with SmokinAl's Pork Rub and Mustard.


Into the Fridge for 2 hours...


Smoker preheating to 225.


Shoulder on the smoker at 5:30PM Saturday evening. I sprayed it with water at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 that night, then stopped spraying.


At 1:30 PM the next day (Sunday, 19 hours later) I got impatient (IT was 181) and raised the temperature to 275F. This really started the internal temp climbing. I wonder how much of that was breaking through the last of the stall and how much was the increased temperature of the smoker. No way of knowing, I guess.


IT of 203F achieved at ~3:30 PM Sunday. 22 hours of smoking! See below for delicious QView:


It had tasty bark and a pink smoke ring. I was pretty pleased with my first effort.


More delicious QView...


I pulled it with two forks, took no time at all. I made a sandwich, and put the rest in storage. It should last me a couple of weeks of lunches at work.


Thanks for reading! And thanks to SmokinAl for the rub recipe and method. I'll be doing this again. I might try 250 on the smoker to be done a little quicker, or try a smaller pork butt.

J.D.
 

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Boy that PP looks fantastic!!

Tender, juicy, nice job!

A point to you JD!

Al
 

joe black

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Great looking cook. Your bark and smoke ring were awesome.:points:
 

ivegotmoxie

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SmokinAl, Sauced and Joe Black, thanks for the well wishes. I couldn't have done it without this forum.
 

disco

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This is way better than my first pulled pork. Kudos!

Disco
 

ivegotmoxie

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Thanks, Disco! I've got my first ribs on rub now for tomorrow... hopefully they come out just as good!
 

b-one

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Great looking pp! Great price for your meat as well!
 

hardcookin

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Boy that shoulder turned out pretty nice...Good job!!

:points1:
 

ivegotmoxie

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I'm glad to hear it's a good price- I'm new at this, so I don't have a reference point, thanks!
 

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