pork ribs/ pork shoulder

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chefmjg, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Smoking spare ribs and a pork shoulder, which should I smoke first the reibs or the shoulder the ribs will be for dinner and the shoulder will be made into bq for a family member any thoughts.
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you have room on the grates, you can do both at once, same temps (225-240* or so). If you have limited space, do the ribs first, then start the shoulder when the ribs finish, but be ready for a long night with the shoulder...and don't try to rush it with too high of temps, just be patient. If you have digital therm with alarm, dial in your smoker and when everything is settled in with nice and stable chamber temps, grab a nap. I learned to sleep when I can on the all-nighters...I mean, we can try to live on smoked meats alone, but eventually the eyelid inspections will overpower your will to tend a rig....Ha-ha!

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    It really depends on your equipment. With my MES and AMNPS I can start the Butt first thing in the morning and go about my biz. Then 6 hours before Supper the Ribs go in. Enjoy my rib dinner and pull the Butt whenever it is done. You can't beat 10+hours of AMNPS induced Smoke and Set it and Forget it Electric...JJ
  4. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    x2  the way to go.


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