Two large shoulders

Discussion in 'Pork' started by va_connoisseur, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Cooking for my cigar club this weekend. The food guy was suppose to get three 5-6 pound butts. Instead he gets two 14pound shoulders. If I cook hot (250-275) how much time should I expect? I have a feeling Im going to on the smoker for 12-14 hours. 
  2. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I never smoke my pork at that high of a temp I smoke in the 200-225 range and I always figure 2 hours per pound. I suspect you will be smoking for longer the 14 hours. 
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Even at this temp you are looking at the better part of 1 1/2 hours per pound...JJ
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like a long night ahead!
  5. Thanks for the insight. I am now considering cutting them in half to reduce the mass and cook time. Any issues there?

    I know food is done, when it's done but I can't invest 18+ hours this weekend for this cook. I'm looking for options short of buying smaller butts.

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