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What should it be?

jrf316jrf316 Posts: 55
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
New egger here; apx 4 weeks into it.  I think I am ready to attempt my first big chunk of meat.
Should I try Pork shoulder or Brisket?
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  • MemphisBBQMemphisBBQ Posts: 92
    IMHO, a shoulder is easier. I know there are plenty of walk-thrus here, so look around for one that seems to fit what you like. After that you will be dialing your own method in.



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  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    how big are we talking about?
    Or is it just about low and slow?
    Pork shoulder/butt/picnic is much more forgiving than brisket.
    But, if you do want beef you can smoke a chuck roast for pulled beef.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,543
    if you have a double rack setup, you can do them both, its the same cook
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  • bvcbvc Posts: 36
    my first 'big chunk' was  a shoulder and it is a forgiving piece to work with.  I have since done 3 more, with all of those being over nighers, and one brisket.  I definitely have some techniques to work on with the brisket.  I would also add that, depending on how many people you are feeding with this and how big a piece you are doing, you can do many different recipes with the pulled pork leftovers as well.  Tacos, pizza toppings, add to ABTs...
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  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 508
    Go for the pork shoulder!image
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  • KristinnnKristinnn Posts: 133
    @budgeezer your egg is too clean! you need to cook more!
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  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    wow, i remember when my egg was that clean!  might be time for a burn off!

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  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 508
    edited June 2012
    @budgeezer your egg is too clean! you need to cook more!
    It was my first cook on May 11th, since then we have used it 5-6 times a week.  Notice how fresh the gasket looks.
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  • jrf316jrf316 Posts: 55
    thanks appreciate the input
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