Pork Shoulder ~ Mini WSM ~ Play by Play

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rmmurray, May 16, 2015.

  1. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Good morning SMF!
    Late Thursday night I rubbed and wrapped a pork shoulder and about 15 minutes ago I threw it on the mini. Should be a good day today!







    -Ryan
     
  2. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    By the way, here is the recipe for the rub I used.

    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup table salt
    1/4 cup paprika
    1 Tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 Tablespoon granulated garlic powder 1 Tablespoon onion powder
    1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

    It made more than I needed, but better to have more than not enough.
    -Ryan
     
  3. carbine1koos

    carbine1koos Fire Starter

    Awesome! I'm in :popcorn
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2015
  4. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Update: Stupid me started the mini off with the bottom vents open a bit too high, so she shot up to 300 really quickly. I have since fixed the issue, but for the past two hours it seems that 300 is her happy place today. I was hoping for 250, but you know what they say... Hope in one hand and crap in the other then see which one fills up faster 😉
    -Ryan
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ryan I did that on Thursday while doing a Pastrami. 
     
  6. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    What, Hoped in one hand and crapped in the other? 😉
    How did the pastrami turn out?
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The rub dried became crusty,the corned beef was salty and I soaked it for a day and a half. Not happy with that one.
     
  8. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    I hate to hear that. I love a good pastrami sandwich.
     
  9. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good.....I been wanting to build a mini. Hard part is finding the right size pot for it.
     
  10. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    I ordered the 32 quart IMUSA pot from Walmart.com. It didn't sit flush on top of the Smoky Joe base so I had to do the lid modification. It took a little bit of engineering, but now the pot sits on its lid and the lid sits on the Smoky Joe base. Everything sealed up nicely. I had to crimp the top of the pot to get the Smoky Joe lid to sit flush, but it was a fun build and went rather quickly. I am very pleased.
     
  11. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    4 Hour Update: IT is 160 and mini is cruising along at 275.

     
    Last edited: May 16, 2015
  12. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    6 Hour Update: This is a bit strange. Mini is still cruising strong at 275 and the butt's IT is at 190. My probe is placed just above the bone. Is this going to give me an accurate reading? I know that I need to probe several places for doneness, but is this a decent spot to keep an eye on things? Maybe just one of those no stall butts we sometimes hear about.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2015
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good Ryan ! Thumbs Up
     
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ryan use a tooth pick,poke the hell out of it.You can't beat that test.
     
  15. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Thank you

    Will do
     
  16. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    So I'm going to high Jack my own thread here for a minute. This is all going to be for a family lunch tomorrow. Few questions:

    Is the bag and boil method still best for reheating?

    Do I use light or dark brown sugar in Dutch's baked beans?

    Can I substitute ground red pepper for red pepper flakes in the finishing sauce?

    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Is the bag and boil method still best for reheating?  Yes that will work I would use water that is not quite boiling.

    Do I use light or dark brown sugar in Dutch's baked beans? Yes Dark gives better color

    Can I substitute ground red pepper for red pepper flakes in the finishing sauce? Its your taste that matters there.
     
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use the crock pot to reheat. I've used both light or dark brown sugar in Dutchs beans & I'd think ground red pepper would be ok ! Just my opinion !
     
  19. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit


    Thanks guys. I'm gonna give the crockpot a try and go with the dark brown sugar for coloring. Being that I have to go to the store this afternoon anyway, I might as well pick up some red pepper flakes and follow the recipe. IT is at an average 203 so I'm getting ready to pull it off for a rest.

     
  20. timtimmay

    timtimmay Action Team

    Looking good!
     

Share This Page