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joefoosh

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Super-easy great pork shoulder
« on: January 28, 2021, 10:10:33 AM »
Busy week, but wanted to cook up a boston butt to have for visiting family here.
7.85 lb butt.
No pre-marinade. Just scored the fat side, slathered it all over with mustard, rubbed on some brown sugar, Chachereís, garlic powder, and paprika.
Used two probes to be secure about internal temp readings. Middle grill, fat side up.
Put three apple wood chunks in the box.
Set it at 225 to cook to 200 internal temp and left it alone.
Started it at around 6:00pm and figured itíd be done around lunchtime the next day. But when I got up at 6:00 this morning, it was ready and already cooled back down to 135 (it was a cold morning here).
We didnít even cover it resting, just let it cool a bit and cut the bark up and pulled out the bone. Itís VERY tender and juicy. Awesomely tasty, ESPECIALLY the fat bark pieces!
It rendered down to just over 4 1/2 lbs.

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Re: Super-easy great pork shoulder
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 11:06:45 AM »
Butts are pretty much hands off. Yours turned out well.
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Re: Super-easy great pork shoulder
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 02:37:36 PM »
Looks great, I never thought of scoring mine.
Here's a sample of mine:

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Re: Super-easy great pork shoulder
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 07:46:43 PM »
Excellent smoke! Thanks for sharing.

I need to remember to score the caps when I smoke these.
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Re: Super-easy great pork shoulder
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2021, 12:10:49 AM »
Thanks for sharing. Looks like a very successful cook. I like the idea of scoring the fat cap as well. Welcome!
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Re: Super-easy great pork shoulder
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2021, 03:39:19 PM »
Iíve been repeating this basic butt roast smoke with a few rub variations, all turn out good and are easy.
Regarding the SCORED fat on top, Iíve found that everybody here in Mississippi loves those pieces, especially with rubs that are sweeter (like with brown sugar).
Theyíre like a cheap version of bite-sized pork belly bits or, as we call those, PORK CANDY!

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Re: Super-easy great pork shoulder
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2021, 12:56:12 PM »

I'm going to have to try that scoring technique.

I rarely get a pork butt done in 12 hours.  Most of mine seem to run 18 hours or more.
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Re: Super-easy great pork shoulder
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2021, 01:12:44 PM »
I've been removing the fat cap. I am cooking 2 butts later today so I am going to try scoring one of them. I'm also going to soak 1 block of wood (out of the 3 I plan to use) to see if it will extend the smoke generated by my #2 analog. From what I have read, it should delay the smoke from that block until after the water evaporates.
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