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Danm72 Writes:

"I need appox cooking times for pork shoulders, 30 min. to 1 hour per pound? I am smoking three shoulders about 28 total pounds. About 9 lbs each. So will they cook like 9lbs of meat or 28 lbs. I have a thermometer but I need a guideline."


January 24, 2007 at 6:48 am
(1) The Delta Rib Shack says:

This time is for each shoulder because this time of 30 min – 1 hour per is for the density and moisture content of each piece of pork. Key to this really is internal temp. always use a thermometer to check for doneness.


May 19, 2007 at 11:42 pm
(2) Elizabeth says:

Use the internal temperture. pork shoulder becomes ‘slicable’ around 170 ddgrees, ‘pullable’ about 190. Some teams even go as high as 210 degress. it seem the higher temps also insure a nice hard sugar crust.
Hope it helps!

May 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm
(3) Stewie Q BBQ says:

Elizabeth is correct in her temps.

You may find the jump between 180 – 190 to take a long time. Be patient. It is well worth the wait.

I too have seen people recommend the 210 Degree temp. I have found this to leave the pork mushy. Its overdone.

Target = 190 – 200 Degrees.

I typically find that an 1 1/2 hrs per pound is a good base.

June 26, 2010 at 9:29 am
(4) J&J's Dirty South BBQ says:

The slower you cook it the better the results. BBQ is a marathon not a sprint. Take your time and stick between 175- 200 it will be worth the wait.

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