How do you keep a pork shoulder moist 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.
Are you supposed to flip meat when smoking?
Do I need to flip my meat when smoking on the grill? NO! Sorry for being so brash, but that is a rookie mistake. When smoking, you don’t have to worry about one side getting hotter than the other, because the meat cooks indirectly.
Do you cook pork shoulder fat side up or down?
The answer is simple: Always position the meat with the fat side facing up. Here’s why. When the fat is facing up, it will act as a natural basting liquid for the pork as it renders out. While the fat doesn’t penetrate too deeply beneath the surface of the meat, it still helps it retain a high degree of moisture.
How long do you smoke a 7 pound pork shoulder?
While every piece of meat will be different, the general rule for pork butt is that it will need 90 minutes to smoke for every pound of meat. As such, a 7 pound pork butt like the one in this recipe will take approximately 10 and a half hours to fully cook.
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.
When should I start spritzing pork shoulder?
Spritz – After 3 – 4 hours of smoke, use a spray bottle to lightly spray the shoulder every 30 minutes until the internal temperature of the pork butt is 165 degrees F.
At what temp does meat stop absorbing smoke?
The smoke ring stops growing when the meat hits about 170°F and myoglobin loses its oxygen retaining ability.
What meat can you smoke in 4 hours?
BBQ Smoking Times and Temperatures Chart
|Type of Meat||Smoking Temp*||Time to Complete|
|Pork Butt (Sliced)||225||1.5 hours/pound|
|Pork Butt (Pulled)||225||1.5 hours/pound|
|Whole Chicken||250||4 hours**|
|Chicken Thighs||250||1.5 hours|