Can I smoke a boneless pork shoulder?

Can you use boneless pork shoulder for pulled pork?

Go for bone-in or boneless, whichever you prefer. Bone-in shoulders take a little longer to cook, but can make the meat more flavorful and succulent. Boneless cuts can be sliced into smaller chunks for easier handling and quicker cooking.

How long does boneless pork shoulder take to smoke?

Smoke for about 60 to 90 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 195-205 degrees. Continuously monitor the temperature with a probe thermometer. Remove the pork shoulder from the smoker and wrap in butcher paper or aluminum and place in a cooler to rest for at least one hour.

Does boneless pork shoulder cook faster?

Bone-in pork shoulders take a little longer to cook which can result in more flavorful meat. Boneless pork shoulders can be sliced into smaller chunks for easier handling and quicker cooking.

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Should I wrap pork shoulder in foil when smoking?

Wrap in aluminum foil to keep the meat from getting too much smoke and to catch the moisture being released during the cooking process. Maintain the fire: No need to add any more wood or coals; just maintain the fire and let the butt finish cooking.

What temperature should I smoke a pork shoulder?

You’re looking for your pork shoulder to be about 200 F degrees. 195-205 F degrees is a good range for making amazing pulled pork! Remove pork from smoker and let rest for at least 20 minutes, but up to 2 hours.

Do you cut the fat off pork shoulder before slow cooking?

Pork shoulder has a good amount of fat layer on the surface. Make sure to cut away most of the excess fat, leaving just a small amount for flavor. This will make it easier to remove the fat later when making the barbecue sauce.

How many minutes per pound do you cook a pork shoulder roast?

Roast the pork for 35 minutes per pound, uncovered, until the skin is crispy-brown. In order for the skin to become crunchy you will turn the oven up to 400 degrees and cook for an additional 20 to 30 minutes.

How do you keep a pork shoulder moist when smoking?

The trick is to keep the meat moist while it slowly cooks all day. The best way to do that is to either inject the butt or to brine it. We usually brine, and you can find an explanation as well as an easy brine recipe here.

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How long does a 10 pound pork shoulder take to smoke?

When slow-smoking a pork shoulder, you should figure 1 1/2 hours per pound of pork. A 10-pound, bone-in pork shoulder takes a long time to cook, but for the majority of that time it is in the smoker. You can get it started right after breakfast and have it ready in time for dinner.

What do you spray on pork shoulder when smoking?

Fill it with equal parts apple cider vinegar and apple juice (or just apple cider vinegar and water, which is our preference to cut down on excess sweet. Or just get creative with your mixture). After three to four hours of smoke, you spray with this spritz every 30 minutes until you wrap.

Does pork shoulder take longer to cook than pork butt?

Pork shoulder roasts are easier to smoke than pork butts because they are smaller, hence, requiring less time to cook. When to use pork butt—because it has more fat, it is great for braising, stewing and for pulled pork.

When should I wrap my pork shoulder?

It is always encouraged to wrap your pork shoulder at some point in the smoking process. Many BBQ pitmasters believe that you should wrap it in foil or peach paper once it hits an internal temperature of 165°.

How do you know when a pork shoulder is done without a thermometer?

Cutting Into the Pork

Another hit-or-miss way to check pork doneness without a meat thermometer is by cutting into it and using visual clues. Any juice coming from the pork should look clear. If it’s not clear, the pork needs more cooking time.

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