Pork shoulder

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by deblois2016, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. deblois2016

    deblois2016 Newbie

    Gonna smoke my first pork shoulder in the morning. Anyone have any helpful advice. Much appreciated
     
  2. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    What are you smoking it on and how big is it? Give yourself plenty of time, start really really early if you want it for diner! Like 0400. Most others here and I have experienced 18+ hours smoke for a 10 pnd shoulder doing low and slow at 225. Cook to internal temp (IT) though, not time and cook temp you may be used to. Normal temp I see recommended and what I use is pull it at 202 IT then let rest at LEAST 30 minutes before pulling. Look up finishing sauces using search function. It makes the meat very tasty and adds a flavor profile That blows everyone's mind! Here is a link to recipes for two I like a lot.
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/122319/jjs-finishing-sauce-awesome
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/51933/soflaquers-finishing-sauce-for-pulled-pork
    You will probably stall at IT 170 or so. That is normal and May last a while. Many people wrap in foil to help bump it past stall!
    If you get done early wrap in foil then old towels and stick in a cooler. That'll keep it warm for hours and keep cooking for some time too!

    Be sure to go to role call and introduce yourself! Friendly people here like to say hello!

    Take pictures and post !
    Good luck!
     
  3. deblois2016

    deblois2016 Newbie

    I'm smoking it on a char griller 5050 with a smoker box. The shoulder is 12.8 lbs but I'm thinking of cutting it in half
     
  4. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    I hear those char grilled work well! Are you good with maintaining low temp? If not, I used to commit what some consider a sin and cook mine at 300. I couldn't maintain lower temps on my old offset because it was too drafty. Meat cooked faster, sometimes dried out, but always good IMHO.

    You can cut in half, but the thickness matters more than the weight for cooking time. There is a great thread by @Gary, I think, where he showed how it works by cutting a butt in half and comparing cook time to one he didn't. I'll see if I can find it.
     
  5. deblois2016

    deblois2016 Newbie

    I grilled a 8.5 lb brisket last weekend and it came out amazing. I will post a picture in a min. This grill is awesome. I can maintain temp ant any range
     
  6. deblois2016

    deblois2016 Newbie

     
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    deblois2016 Newbie

     
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  8. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Points for that delicious looking brisket! Oh man that made me hungry! And my apologies about mistaking your post for not being in roll call. Looking on iPhone doesn't always give a clear\full picture. Looks like your rig does the trick! Butt should be a breeze!
     
  9. deblois2016

    deblois2016 Newbie

     
  10. deblois2016

    deblois2016 Newbie

    When i opened the package it was two shoulders in one. So i have two about 6 lbs each. Got one all rubbed down working on the 2nd. Gonna startry smoking about 5 am cali time. I will post pics as the day goes
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'm in

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  12. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Iam watching also as mine chugs along
     
  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    :110:I'm in too! I'll bet mine finish first,I started at 8:00 last night! :biggrin:
     
  14. deblois2016

    deblois2016 Newbie

    Got mine on at 530 this morning. I have two about 6 lb each
     
  15. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    :popcorn
     
  16. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'm in too!

    Al
     
  17. deblois2016

    deblois2016 Newbie


    4 hrs in and looking good
     
  18. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Stay on target!
     
  19. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Pretty
     
  20. deblois2016

    deblois2016 Newbie

    10 hrs down
     

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