Smoking a pork shoulder is one of my most enjoyable experiences. Actually smoking anything on my Brinkmann Trailmaster is always a memorable way to spend a day.
I tend to use my smoker on weekends because I am a full-time employee during the week. More often than not I tend use my smoker on Sundays because I have errands to run on Saturday and using a smoker is typically an all-day event.
It was on a recent Sunday that I decided to smoke one of the largest pork shoulders I have ever purchased. This one was 7.3 pounds and I think going forward I’m going to try to get at least this size because it came out so great!
This time I also rubbed it the previous day and left it in my refrigerator overnight. I put together a youTube video of that particular Sunday and you can view it below. Part way thought the video I basically fast-forwarded through the end of the cook since it’s basically a matter of waiting for it to reach the proper internal temperature which is around 195 °F. The full cook took roughly 8.5 hours.
Smoking a Pork Shoulder on a BBQ Sunday
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Smoking a pork shoulder on that Sunday was definitely one of my best ever. I will always buy the bigger pork butt going forward and will also rub it the previous day to allow the spices to infiltrate the meat.
I hope you too will be able to enjoy the experience of smoking a pork shoulder into a delicious piece of meat rivaling what is served at one of your favorite BBQ joints!
Bob started this passion site, Life with Grilling, in 2012. Life with Grilling has been a trusted source for grilling and barbecue tips, techniques, and accessories for over 10 years. Bob has been charcoal grilling for most of his adult life and smoking meats using a personally-configured stick-burner Brinkmann smoker since 2012.
His passion for charcoal grilling was instilled into him by his father who used charcoal on a basic grill to cook for his family on warm summer nights. Charcoal grilling and tending to his smoker has been a happy pastime of Bob’s, especially as he enters his retirement years. His love of all things grilling and smoking has allowed him to review the best charcoal grills and grilling accessories available in the martketplace and to develop many recipes, grilling tips, and techniques over the years. He is eager to share his lifelong grilling experiences and expertise through Life with Grilling!