Shoulders are on

Discussion in 'Pork' started by irishteabear, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Finally smoking again after a two week hiatus. Got two shoulders in the smoker since shortly after 7 am. Before trimming the fat cap off, the one on the bottom was 10 lbs and the one on top was almost 8 lbs. Rubbed with evoo and my rub, smoker temp 230-250, using apple today. I'll be adding more items to be smoked as the day goes on and will be firing up the Bradley today as well. Busy day ahead!
     
  2. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    those look great - looking forward to seeing how they turn out![​IMG]
     
  3. jarhead1963

    jarhead1963 Fire Starter

    They look great.... can't wait to see more.
     
  4. Looking good so far, have a great day! Apple is my favorite.
     
  5. smokinatthebeach

    smokinatthebeach Fire Starter

    Right on!!!! I cannot wait for this evening!!!
     
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good, Dawn! We'll keep watch until this evening when we can see the finished product.
     
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here they are after about 4 1/2 hrs. I think the lump got a bit damp, was struggling to get temps up. Finally there and holding now. [​IMG] They're both at 154 now.
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those are looking great Dawn, What will you be fixing in the Bradley?

    I have all the parts to get my Bradley up and going, just haven't done it. I was planning on trying it out this weekend but I guess I am going to use the big Grand Cafe instead.
     
  9. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Bradley is getting vidalia onions, garlic, eggs and a breakfast fatty. Just firing it up now, pics coming soon.
     
  10. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The smaller shoulder is at 160ish so it's time to foil. That was a fast little bugger. I use a thermapen and probed in 4 different places. They all were at 160 and above.


    The larger one is sitting at 156. I'll give it 2 hrs, then I'll get rough with it. [​IMG]
     
  11. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Irish, those are awesome. I'm soo hungry now. Can't wait to see the Bradley loaded up
     
  12. Looks great. Between that and what's in the Bradley, you'll be eating a mighty fine meal tonight!
     
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Everything look fabulaous as usual dawn. Glad you could smoke today. Will check back in with you later.
     
  14. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those are terrific.
     
  15. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The smaller shoulder is done. I opened the foil up and it fell apart. It's still way too hot to pull by hand.



    I moved the monster one to the Bradley. Figured it was already running, might as well take advantage of it instead of heating up the kitchen. [​IMG] It was at 190 when I last checked.
     
  16. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking smoke Dawn!
     
  17. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lookin' mighty fine, Dawn! Wish I could of been here earlier!

    I just did one Monday with a brisket & smoked beans for work...been too long since the last one before it...man, the PP is good eats. It was ALL good!

    The larger one is sitting at 156. I'll give it 2 hrs, then I'll get rough with it. [​IMG]


    Don't let the dreaded stall get to ya...that's the best part of the smoke, when all the junk melts away and leaves you with the good eats. 10lb starting weight is a pretty hefty shoulder, so it will drive ya nuts if ya let it.

    Keep your chin up, girl!

    I'll be waiting for the finish when you can get it out to us. [​IMG]

    Eric
     
  18. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin Q there Dawn! Mine should be coming off shortly... I have my foil ready to let them rest...
     
  19. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I opened the foil to check the temp of the monster shoulder and it fell apart. Stuck the thermanpen in it and it said 190, but I'd say it's done. The shoulders are really good but I think my rub still needs a bit of tweeking. [​IMG]
     
  20. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I opened the foil to check the temp of the monster shoulder and it fell apart. Stuck the thermanpen in it and it said 190, but I'd say it's done. The shoulders are really good but I think my rub still needs a bit of tweeking.

    Looks pretty nice from where I'm sitting! [​IMG]

    Are you looking for more bark, spicy heat, or something else?

    Don't give up, especially when you're sooooo close to what you like...

    Eric
     

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