Discussion in 'Pork' started by efrain, May 26, 2008.

  1. efrain

    efrain Fire Starter

    what should the internal temp for my shoulder be i heard 195 how about my smoker is 225 enough thanks.
  2. goose

    goose Fire Starter

  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Are you using lump charcoal, propane, briquettes? What type of wood are you using?

    195 should be your minimum ... 225-235 is perfect. The shoulder is a pretty lenient piece of meat so if you hit 250, you're still fine. Just try not to go over 250.
  4. When I do a shoulder I always bring it to at least 200 internal, sometimes higher if the feel isn't right. I'm hoping the one I'm doing now hits 200 by midnight or so. When I load the firebox up, temps while spike at about 260, I just let it fall slowly, adjusting the vent every once in a while. After about 4 hrs it's down to 190-200 and I reload.

  5. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Efrain smoke it to about 150 and then foil and finish in a 230 oven till 205 and it will pull great. This is if you dont want to keep burning charcoal. I know everyone has all different opions but this is what i done with my last one and it literally fell apart when I opened the foil. I splashed it with my spritz before I closed up the foil and then into the oven, let it rest for an hour after it hit 205 and man was it ummmy fer yur tummy [​IMG] .... From all I have read the meat only takes the smoke till about 140.. Again just my 2 cents and hope it helps..

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