Pecan smoked pork shoulder

Discussion in 'Pork' started by boykjo, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Had a shoulder I bought from Harris teeter and couldn't decide what sausage I was going to make so I decided to smoke the butt.......... When I opened the kryopack it had an odor that concerned me. I continued to run my hand over the butt and it was getting a slimy film so off to Harris teeter I went. The manager apologized many times and doubled my money back so off I went to get another one from the meat counter.

    Injected it with a  light salt solution of 1/8 cup kosher salt and 2 quarts water........ Rubbed it down with some modified Jeff's rub and let it sit while I got the Braunfel stoked


    Two chimneys of  charcoal and my smoker sits between 225 and 250


    On the smoker going with some pecan I picked up from down the road last year.. I have a stock pile in the shed


    Pulled it out at about 165 and finished it in the oven... I'm a lazy smoker plus the beers were taking their toll


    Into a  260 degrees oven.. Going to take it to an IT of 190 and then going to foil and take it to 205


    Out of the oven at 205. I hit a stall at 190 for about 2 hrs


    Nice looking bark............... Tasty...............


    Set it in the fridge overnight and pulled it this morning.......


    A nice close up


    Turned  out excellent.. This is one of my better butts I have smoked.. I like the pecan

    Going to make some of SoFlaQuer's finishing sauce and take it to work for the guys....... let them taste what real pork BBQ is...LOL

    Thanks for looking

    Joe
     
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  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Mmm...that looks delicious, Joe..nicely done!  

    Red
     
  3. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is some nice looking bark!

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  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hmmmmm, beautiful. I see PP & sausage in my future as well. Safeway running a special on butts in the bag for .99 a pound. Been a long time since such a low price could be had......Willie
     
  5. Great looking bark. How long did it stay in the oven?
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tasty looking pulled pork. Any more bark and I'd be afraid of its bite!

    Disco
     
  7. Looks amazing  going to do a little smoking my self this weekend but was thinking of trying lamb.   Last time I did it  I didn't care for smoke flavor  it seemed the lamb took on too much smoke  Any one have any suggestions.   I have some great shanks in the freezer  Anyone have any experience.
     
  8. Nice!
     
  9. malvert

    malvert Newbie

    Awesome looking bark!  If anything I think that's one thing I might be lacking a bit on some of my butts.  Is there any general rule or secret to get you more of a bark?  More rub maybe?

    Thanks!

    Lyle
     
  10. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    Looks great!  A stock pile of pecan would be nice.
     
  11. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I started in the smoker with some TBS at 1230 hrs. Pulled it out of the smoker at around 1700hrs (about 5 hrs). Went in the 260 degree oven till about 2000hrs foiled then took it out at

    2200 hr so about 5 hrs in the oven........
    The bark is a sweet bark like candy
    I like to smoke with charcoal and add wood chunks  to regulate how much smoke I get..... It depends on what I am smoking how much or how long I will add wood. You don't need hrs and hrs of smoke to get the flavor...... 4 to 6 hrs with smoke in the smoker for larger cuts of meat then in the oven to finish....
    Sugar.. ...........I tend to like my rub on the sweet side and it always gets me more bark..... I kicked up Jeff's rub by adding some turbinado sugar and cutting back on the paprika and omitting the pepper.....
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013
  12. Thank you Boykjo! You have inspired me to do one for the yungins soon. I will have to buy some pork since our pigs won't be ready til lay November.
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking shoulder, great bark! I've been using a bunch of pecan and pecan mixed with cherry lately and I really like it.
     
  14. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good looking butt. Pecan is the family favorite for ribs bacon chicken ect. Can't seem to remember if I ever used it on shoulder.lol
     
  15. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    That looks picture perfect,incredible bark!!
     

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