Large Pork Shoulder

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokinginmn, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. smokinginmn

    smokinginmn Newbie

    I will be doing a pulled pork smoke for a group next weekend. My cousin bought 2 pork shoulders today for us to use. One was 17# and the other is 18#. I have never done this with such large pieces of meat before. The largest I have ever done is about 9#. We will be using our WSM 22 for this. I have 2 questions. Should I really plan on 36 hour smoke time for these things? Doesn't seem to me like that would be possible to let them in the cooker for 36 hrs. Will I be alright if I plan on 24 hrs? And second, I would imagine that I will not get that amount of meat on one rack of the WSM. How do you account for the difference in cook times between the top rack and the bottom rack when doing a LONG smoke like this will be? Thanks.
  2. I would cut them in half. that will cut the cooking time as well as give you more bark. you want to smoke to IT of 200 to 205 deg. check each piece. They are not done till they are done. so forget the clock Except to give you an idea of how long it will take. plan on 1.5 hours per pound.

    rememebr to post pics.

    Happy smoken.

  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Checking in to see how things are going! Have you got any q-views yet?

  4. smokinginmn

    smokinginmn Newbie

    It's next weekend. So no Qview. Sorry!

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