2 Picnic shoulders for two ladies

Discussion in 'Pork' started by richoso1, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Herb rub:
    2 parts kosher salt
    2 parts fresh ground peppercorns
    1 part garlic powder
    1 part Herbs de Provence (tarragon, French thyme, rosemary, savory, fennel, marjoram, basil, and lavender)

    Since I was smoking for two women that have never had my regular Q, I decided to try a more woman friendly type of rub. I trimmed the skin and most of the fat off of the picnic shoulders. I then rubbed the picnic shoulders with olive oil and I sprinkled a heavy layer of the herb rub, afterwards I put them in disposable pans and let them sit in the fridge overnight.
    Next morning at 7:am the ambient temp was 40º outside and the pans were put in the GOSM, which was at 225º. For smoke, I used a combo of maple and apricot chunks. When internal temp hit 170º, I then added apple juice to the pans and foiled them. I kicked up the temp to 265º, and continued smoking until internal temp hit 200º. I then removed the foiled pans and let them rest for 3 hrs. in a cooler. Total time in smoker was 9 hrs., although once I foiled the pans, the temps rose dramatically. I didn’t pull the shoulders because I didn’t know how/when the ladies were going to use them. I beat the incoming storm…. one for me. I got one lady to unfoil hers for a quick pic.
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  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow those look good. I have never done one. [​IMG] Look nice and juicy.
     
  3. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice...beautiful color from the rub and smoke. That's gotta be good eating!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Eric
     
  4. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice looking, I need to try one myself.
     
  5. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Rich...Bet they were very happy with w/ those shoulders!!
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  6. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Rich!!!
     
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! Definitely done. [​IMG] Have you heard from the ladies if they liked them?
     
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've only heard from one lady. She said it was very moist and tender on the inside, and her husband loved the crunchy part (bark). She said they used the pulled pork to make taquitos. Nobody offered me any... oh well.
     
  9. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Your making me hungry here. Nice job.[​IMG]
     
  10. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job Rich.
     
  11. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice shoulders Rich. Well done.
     
  12. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    those look awsome.....[​IMG]
     
  13. maker4life

    maker4life Fire Starter

    Looks good . I'm going to have to give that herb rub a try .
     

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