-2 degree Smoke(Pork shoulder, spares, tips, skirt) w/q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chisoxjim, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cold one this am west of CHicago, -2, but at least there is no wind. Trimmed the tough fat cap off a fresh picnic shoulder last night, and then injected it, rubbed it and warpped it for a night in the fridge.

    Reapplied rub this am, and got it on @ 6:45 a.m., WSM puffing away, holding temp like it does.

    Bought those fresh spares at the store pretrimmed, saved me some work, I like how this markeet tosses the tips, and skirt in the package as well. Rubbed them down, and will put them on around 10:00, Should have the ribs for the first NFL game, and the shoulder for the 2nd. Also doing some beans with the skirt.

    air temp:




    untrimmed picnic shoulder:




    trimmed:



    injected and rubbed:



    wrapped:



    re rubbed:



    on the smoker:



    wsm:



    spares, etc.:



    rubbed:



    thanks for looking at the prep work, more pics to follow
     
  2. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    lookin good!
    its -4 out here in the stix
    I have a 4# bonless Lamb roast going on around
    1pm will be for supper tonight
     
  3. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks man

    all that snow cover I guess, but no wind that I can feel on my deck which makes it not to bad.

    that lamb roast sounds good.
     
  4. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    The SUN IS SHINING! At least it is here. I just have to figure out something to do out side to capture the rays.
     
  5. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    heck yeah, sunny day, but kinda cold.

    Spares about an hour from going on. WSM holding the same temp for the last 2.5 hours no problem.
     
  6. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You got me beat my man!!! your's is looking good too...

    Too funny a bunch of us will be toughing it out today!!!
     
  7. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks

    gotta smoke,

    luckily I can keep an eye on the WSM from inside,
     
  8. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    3 hours in on the shoulder:



    spares, tips, skirt:



    shoulder flipped:
     
  9. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    some more pics

    1st tip snack:




    spares 2.5 hours:




    bigger tips:




    shoulder 6 hours:



    q-view:



    about time to have that first shot of tequila, and crack that first beer. 2nd tip snakck should be about 20 minutes out.

    I will take the first shoulder temp at 9 hours. or when i pull the spares off.. approx 3:00 cst.

    thanks for taking a look at my cold smoke.
     
  10. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    spares(pics later) and the tips were the sh*t, some of the best I have ever done.

    shoulder is still on, about 190 degrees after 11 hours. air temp is 5 degrees windchill @ -6. should pull the shoulder and foil and toss in a cooler in about 30 mins.

    its all good, football is on, and beer is flowing.
     
  11. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great.... looking forward to the finished Q-view. Thanks for sharing
     
  12. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks dan,

    got the pics of the spares, ate almost the whole rack by myself...., just waiting for the shouler now.
     
  13. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    Bring on the pics......well...we can wait til you finish that beer. Wouldn't want it to get warm on you. LOL
     
  14. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    just waiting for the shoulder to get to 195, almost there, then its gotta go to the cooler for an hour tic toc, im startin' to get hungry again.. [​IMG]
     
  15. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    finally got the shoulder off, 11.5 hours for 5.5 lbs. wrapped it and it is in the cooler. started temps were -2 now they are 4 degrees with a -10 windchill.
     
  16. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    long day, started @ 6:00 getting the WSM going and the meat on.

    spares:



    spares:





    shoulder:



    after an hour in the foil in the cooler:



    pulled:









    pork shoulder was smokey and nice, really easy to pull. spares were some of the best I have done

    thanks for looking
     
  17. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice smoke.

    My wife thought I was a little crazy smoking in the "teens" today, but I showed her you got me beat. Funny how its all gone though!
     
  18. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks,

    its all worth it, cold or not. [​IMG]

    sadly I only ate a few bites of the shoulder, still full from that rack of spares..
     
  19. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Nice Smoke Ring...[​IMG]
     
  20. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man oh Man there Jim that is some mighty fine lookin Qview and the food is really good looking too. Great job again.
     

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