Timing for a Bone In Shoulder Roast

Discussion in 'Pork' started by txmike, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. txmike

    txmike Fire Starter

    What would a good average time to cook a 5.5lb Bone in shoulder roast at 225°F. 1 hr/lb?? 1 1/2 hr/lb?? I would like to have it resting in the cooler at 4:00 to 5:00pm and start eating at 5:00 to 6:00pm.

    Any info would help.
  2. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The basic rule of thumb is 1.5 hours per pound at 225. Your results may vary, so it is always better to go by temp than time and just to use the 1.5 hours per pound as a guesstimate towards your finishing time.
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would start early and if done before you want foil and wrap in towel and put in cooler.  Seems all my butts have a big stall lately.
  4. txmike

    txmike Fire Starter

    Thanks, looks like I need to the meat on the smoker around 8:00am.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    An hour and a half is a good rule of thumb but you should allow more time cause after all you can leave it in the cooler for a few hours till your ready to serve you butts.

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