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my first shoulder.

bradger

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I had been debating on getting a pork shoulder for a while, but the timing never worked out, when i would see it at my grocery store i wouldn't be off for a few days, i didn't want to get one freeze it just to unfreeze it a couple days later. so lucky me, i saw one yesterday and was off today.
So up at 5 am not unusual for me, go out to turn the MES on set a 250. get the shoulder rub on used cayenne, fennel seed and onion chips.
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in for about 11 hours.
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and pulled
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no sauce, going to try to make some bbq sauce from scratch tomorrow. planning on adding the picks.
 

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Looks great. Congratulations
 

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Lots of good eatin there.
 

jcam222

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Looks tasty. Nice looking bark and looks like it pulled good. Try some of chef jimmyj chef jimmyj finishing sauce and Lexington style sauce on it.
 

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Brad, awesome looking butt! Nice bark and looks good and moist! Cant wait to see you homemade BBQ sauce!
 

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I had been debating on getting a pork shoulder for a while, but the timing never worked out, when i would see it at my grocery store i wouldn't be off for a few days, i didn't want to get one freeze it just to unfreeze it a couple days later. so lucky me, i saw one yesterday and was off today.
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Nice job!
Unfrozen pork will hold a few days in the fridge, especially if it is plastic sealed. Don't be afraid.
I'm amazed this is your first pork shoulder. It is a forgiving meat to smoke, well over cook, but not under cook.
 

zwiller

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Looks great, interesting rub too! I totally get the timing thing. I have lost a butt or 2... It happens. One thing that has really helped me is to cut the butt in half. Just over half the time of a whole butt and 2x the bark. Fits me schedule much better.
 

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Looks really good brad, very nicely done!
 

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Looks great! Guess you're gonna have to do more now. Waiting for your homemade sauce

Ryan
 

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