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doc6895

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Trying a forum for the first time hoping to receive some good advice. I just received a Brinkman smoker and grill from my Wife's parents. It is a bullet type smoker. I am going to try smoking pork shoulder for pulled Pork this weekend as my first attempt. I am using Kingsford Hickory charcoal and have some Hickory chips also. Just wondering if anyone has advice on whether or not I should actually use the chips?
 

joe black

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Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site. I would prefer chunks to chips and whatever you do don't soak them. The hickory will be pretty strong for pork. You may prefer apple or cherry. Also, I would suggest any charcoal except Kingsford. The binders and chemicals will produce a bitter smell, a heavy finish to the meat and excess ash. Try Royal Oak or any other all hardwood briqs or better still lump.

Good luck and good smokin', Joe. :grilling_smilie:
 

doc6895

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Joe I appreciate the advice. Will let you know how this turns out if we don't get rained out now.
 

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to SMF!

Glad to have you aboard!

Good luck with the shoulder!

Al
 

doc6895

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Well I ended up with a smoked shoulder rather than pulled pork. Flavor is still pretty good but not what I was trying to get. Definitely need to do some of the mods to the ECB smoker.
 

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