1st real Smoke for my WSM 18.5 Pork Shoulder

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tropics, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Could not pass on this piece 10.5 pound pork Shoulder picnik $0.80 yes thats right 80 cents a pound.Now the weather even went in my favor started off the day, in the mid 40s.

    I brined the meat over night simple brine water,salt,sugar,black pepper corns,garlic. This was boiled then cooled to 42* F

    Brine


    Used the charcoal basket from my Jumbo Joe 3 chunks of Cherry


    Rinsed while waiting for the temp to come up


    Temp went up to 275* so time for the meat to meet the heat


    Temp dropped to just below 250* you can see I also replaced the temp. gauge

    Now the boring part hrs of seeing that gauge LOL 

    Nah couldn't do that to you nice people

    So after 9 hrs here it is


    another view


    Rested for 30 min.


    meat fell off the bone


    I mean fell off


    Yes dinner time Pork, Beans, Mashed Tatters


    Thanks for looking

    Richie

    I have a pot of baby lima beans going now

     
     
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  2. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice picnic, Richie. That's a hell of a deal!

    Looks awesome. Points!
     
  3. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That looks sweet Richie!  Points for a great cook on the new smoker!  Smoke ring looks pretty!
     
  4. smokinal

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

    Nice job Richie! Love the way the bones came out so clean!

    Your breaking in that WSM the right way, with a long smoke.

    That bad boy ought to be seasoned up nice now!

    Points for your 1st long successful smoke.

    Al
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I am glad I didn't buy that to grind,big bone.Thanks for the point 
    I like the way it tasted Roasted Pork more like a Lechon Thanks for the point
    It should be I played with the air vents made it hot then cooled back down. Thanks for the point

    Richie
     
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mighty tastee looking eats! Must be that new grill......
     
  7. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That is a nice picnic!  Great smoke Ritchie!

    Mike
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Kevin Thanks I may have to go out and scrub it,so it keeps that new taste going LOL Thanks for the point I appreciate it

    Richie
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I was surprised when I seen it the sell by date was 3/15 Thanks

    Richie
     
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    baby lima Bean soup was a fantastic tasting dinner last night


    A nice bowl with some buttered bread


    I saved some of the stock 

    Richie
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Everything looks great Richie! Lima bean soup would be great here today, its snowing!

    Points!
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case we have record high temps today,winter was mild for a change Left overs tonight Thanks for the point I appreciate it

    Richie
     
  13. Nice Job Richie   That is some Fantastic looking Pork  I'm drooling all over my keyboard   Gotta be Tasty  [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Super tasty this was the first time I brined a shoulder.I can see me doing that a lot more.Thanks for the point I appreciate it

    Richie
     
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  15. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking piece of meat Richie...Congratulations on the inaugural smoke with the WSM

    Points to you my friend!

    John
     
  16. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    John Thank you I know I am going to enjoy using this,I do miss my mini but the temp gauge was saved, and I took the heat deflector out it looks like I can use it instead of the Water pan.Thanks for the point I appreciate it

    Richie
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, Richie!

    Points

    Disco
     

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