How long does it take to smoke a pork shoulder at 225?
With your smoker running steady at 225 degrees F, you can typically plan about 2 hours of cook time per pound of pork. For example, an 8-pound pork shoulder will take about 16 hours from start to finish.
When smoking a pork butt is it fat side up or down?
When smoking a pork butt on a pellet grill, you will want to place the pork butt fat side up as it cooks. This is because as the meat cooks in the heat and smoke, the fat will render down, essentially melting along the surface of the meat for a slow and consistent basting made of its juices.
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.
Should I score the fat cap on pork shoulder?
I use the score method only if there is a really thick fat cap on the shoulder. I should probably trim it down, but the score is a matter of ease. Pork is pretty forgiving so either way will yield similar results.
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.
How long do I smoke a 9 pound pork shoulder?
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.
What can I spritz pork shoulder with?
Spritz for Pulled Pork
Make sure you have a food safe spray bottle. 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).