Trading a shoulder for mulberry

Discussion in 'Pork' started by irishteabear, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A week or so ago hubby stumbled across an offer of a free mulberry tree. All he had to do was cut and take it. It's already seasoned. [​IMG] The woman asked what he was going to do with it and once she found out it would be used for smoking food, she hinted she would love some. So, I'm smoking two shoulders today. One for us and one as a thank you for the mulberry.



    Going to use a mix of hickory and mulberry today. Playing with the vents today to see if I can get her to run a little bit lower, she likes 250-275 best. Shoulders were about 7 lbs each. Rubbed with my run as well as injected with a mix of chicken broth and my rub. They went in at 8 am. Going to throw in a fatty later as a backup plan for dinner.
     
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    a fattie is a good back up to anything lol, good luck with the smoke
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmmm, I thought it smelled good outside here, coming from the South, when I took a walk a few minutes ago!

    Bearcarver
     
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mulberry doesn't seem to burn as hot as hickory. Smells real nice though. Looking forward to the taste test.

    Top shoulder is at 162, bottom one is at 147. Go figure. [​IMG]
     
  5. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    Looks pretty darn good so far. Im sure the lady will love it and be willing to give you mulberry anytime.
     
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First shoulder was done in 6 hr.



    The second one is at 190, still. Hasn't budged for 3 hrs, even with getting flipped over. I did try to see if it was done by wiggling the bone, nope, not yet.



    She has been patiently waiting for hours.
     
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Second shoulder took 11 1/2 hrs from start to cooler. Just finished pulling it now. Literally fell apart in my hands.





    Can't say that I notice any difference between apple and mulberry. Next time I use it I will use it alone.
     
  8. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    Looks great.
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow!
    8 AM until 7:30 PM-----Was the neighbor's Beagle still waiting ???

    Funny how one took almost twice as long as the other----Both look great!

    Thanks,
    Bearcarver
     
  10. cheapchalee

    cheapchalee Smoking Fanatic

    I've never had a stall like that on shoulders. If a person was cooking by time they would be fooled. Thanks for the info.. [​IMG]

    They both look great.

    Charlie
     
  11. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nah, she gave up and went home about 5 pm. I did give her a sample of the first one as a reward for being such good company. [​IMG]

    Just goes to show that one piece of meat can be completely different than another. I've never had two that were that different at the same time before though. Can't say that any more though!
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Gives a whole new meaning to the words "Lucky Dog".

    BC
     

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