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Old 01-15-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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smoked pork shoulder advise

im going to smoke my first shoulder tomorrow , i will score the skin,apply rub, then do i start it skin side up or down..its a 6 1/2 pd..temp and time thoughts on it..much appreciated from a newbie.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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Take the skin off. Cut most of the fat off under the skin, there's enough fat inside. Rub it down with your favorite rub and let her rip!
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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thanks mr nick, how many hours would you think..its 6 and a half pds?
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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about 12 hours at 265* - 275*. They can go on hold in a cooler, double wrapped in foil and packed in some newspapers for 6 hours or more and retain there heat after cooking. Leave yourself this rest period.
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Follow Nicks advice and you'll be lovin life as will your family and friends.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
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It will take between 12-16hrs depending on the temp you are cooking at. About 4 hrs to get it to 165*ish then another 4 in the "stall" don't worry it's ok if it sits at 155*-165* internal it's where the magic happens. Then about 4 hrs to get to 195* for pulled pork.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #7
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Don't forget the pics
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Agree with Nick on the skining but I like to skin it at about hr. 3 or 4 it the heat. It will slip off there like stepping out of an old house shoe. You try to skin it raw your in for a half day tussel and it ghuranteed to look jagged as crap. After it skinned at hour 3 re rub the wet spot and continueth. You can prep the picnic prior to cooking by taking your super sharp Forshner six inch curved boner and cut a little circular cuff skin deep about two inches above the bottom of the hock and then make a ninty degree cut up the inseam from the top of the cuff till you run out of skin. If you do it like that you can skin it with a pair of tongs at hour 3 or so and not even have to move it. Cook the skin separate for snackage. Now if you have a real full shoulder and want to push and pull it thats great. Now if you only got a picnic and try to make it pullable it has the texture of mushy ham. Now mix it fifty fifty with a butt moves back to a full shoulder and works great. Picnics working alone are more tolerable to brought only to the sliceable stage and served like ham. Just my itchy knee sun she hoochy koochy coo jew. That is counting in japaneso in case any just fall off the turnip truck around here.

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Old 01-16-2011, 06:29 PM   #9
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I never thought about it like that Jeff. I'm gonna try it that way next time. Thanks
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Well thanks Nick. Was aferred somebody going to nag cuz I have gave out that suggestion too much. Us old geezers tend to repeat stuff a lot ya know

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