3 PORK SHOULDERS - 10 LBS EACH - W /Q-VIEW {as i go)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by houston smoker, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. I just put on 3 - 10lb pork shoulders.  I rubbed each shoulder with a different store bought rub and injected one with a creole butter sauce.  I have the Traeger set at 225 degrees.  I usually foil after about 3 hours, but am looking for a more pronounced bark this time.  Any suggestions for what temp. I should foil or if I should foil at all????  Any help form you guys would be greatly appreciated. 

    Here are my first pics. of the rubbed shoulders and right after I put them on the smoker.  [​IMG][​IMG]
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I usually always base it on internal temp, with 170º being the latest I wrap. The longer you can go without wrapping, the better your bark.
  3. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If ya want Bark, then do not foil at all, may take a little longer butt so worth it. Dial that Traeger in at around 225* keep the smoke goin' four 4-6 hours and get an IT temp of 200*-208* and don't foil and you'll have the best P.P. that you ever tasted.

    Remember to let rest before pulling!!!
  4. ok... after 9 hours the shoulder on the left of the pit is at 164 degrees and the two on the right are at 180 degrees.  Would you guys foil now or should I let them go all the way to 200 degrees the way they are????  Here are the pics.....[​IMG]
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Let them go. No foil is better tasting. IMHO.

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