Successful first pork shoulder

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chewmeister, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    First attempt at a shoulder went well yesterday. Smoked for 9.5 hours with a combination of hickory, apple, and pecan chips at 230 degrees. Starting weight was just under 8 lbs. After reaching 165 in the smoke, foiled it with a cup of apple juice and cranked the smoker up to 275. Took about 2.5 hours to get to 200. Took it out of the smoker, wrapped in towels and into a cooler for 1.5 hours. Unwrapped and pulled it apart. Bone pulled right out. Of course had to sample some even though will be serving it tomorrow. Made up a batch of some N.C. vinegar based sauce and some cole slaw to go with it. Very pleased how well it turned out.

    Finished product

    After 6 hours in smoker

    After being foiled

  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!
  3. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Wow!:drool: great color on the finished butt.. yum! Success is correct. Great job

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