Pork shoulder

Discussion in 'Pork' started by webfoot, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. webfoot

    webfoot Smoke Blower

    Giving it another try and have a couple small shoulders in the smoker today. This is how they are looking after several hrs.

    Is this what I should be seeing for TBS (wavey lines on upper front of smoker and faint hints on top rear corners) ?
  2. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks pretty good to me, but then again I'm no expert. Yet.

    What kind of smoker is that?
  3. webfoot

    webfoot Smoke Blower

    Home made. Double walled SST industrial cabinet. Was new and heading for the trash. Has a separate upper chamber I use for cold smokes for things like cheese.
  4. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks thin and blue to me!
  5. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think you are seeing the thin blue smoke, hard to tell from the photo but it should be able to see thru and wispy, not white and bollowing.
  6. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If you think it's thin & blue smoke< then it usually is. Cause if it wasn't you'd be saying "Damn look at all that smoke" LOL You know what I like to do, (ok maybe I'm a little strange) When I see it I'll get up and go near the smoker and just smell,,,, aaahhhhhh Love That Smell.
  7. webfoot

    webfoot Smoke Blower

    It's thin enough it hard to capture in the pic. My concerns have been the smoke doesn't look blue to me but always light.

    Over the few yrs I've had this smoker the somewhat sticky build-up on the cabinet walls has always had me wondering if I was doing it right, no creosote. Never used anything other than seasoned smoking varieties of wood.
  8. webfoot

    webfoot Smoke Blower

    Even when the smoker is not in use, when I walk by the smoker, sometimes I open the door and take a smell. Nothing better.
  9. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like TBS to me! Enjoy your smoke!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  10. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ... so have ya got some finish Q-view for us?
  11. webfoot

    webfoot Smoke Blower

    Not yet, still a couple hrs away from getting in 12 hrs. Will have to see what the temp is. Monitoring and is at the plateau, ~160 and holding.
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Hey that looks perfect Webfoot! Sometimes it's hard to see unless you have a darker background to look into. Can't wait to see the end product!
  13. webfoot

    webfoot Smoke Blower

    Since several ask, here it is as taken out of the smoker. Meat temp was 180°

    Used my typ Apple/Cherry mix for wood. Added a cut up Apple in the water tray and made some Apple Juice from one of the trees out back and keep the shoulders moist.

    Going to let them cool down and then see if I can get some slices.

    Hey, where's the smell-o-vision option? [​IMG]
  14. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice bark ... I'd go for some taste-o-vision! [​IMG]

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