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First time shoulder

vol_fanvol_fan Posts: 9
First of all, thanks for all of the advice I have picked up just from being on here. This place is such a good resource for people new to egging. Now to my question... I did a shoulder for the first time last week, small 4 lb rubbed in mustard, cowboy rub and then refrigerated overnight. 225-260 (still working on the temp control) at the grate for about 8 hours and then let it rest for an hour. It gave me a great bark, was very tender and had good flavor around the bark but the inside didn't have much flavor. I only used about 2 chunks of hickory, would this be part of the issue as well? Thanks in advance for all the help.
Middle Tennessee, large BGE. Go Big Orange!

Comments

  • GramblerGrambler Posts: 147
    You can inject it. Lots of folks have tried injecting with Italian dressing and seem to really love it. Could also be just a bland piece of meat.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,920
    gorgeous.  Look up "pulled pork finishing sauce recipe".  This sauce give the inside FU-LAV-AH.
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  • You can mix in some rub after it's pulled.
  • I just chop up the bark and mix thoroughly.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,920
    I just chop up the bark and mix thoroughly.
    For that reason, it seems I can't make the bark salty enough.
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  • I meant to say I chop the bark to a small dice.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Looks good and appears you have a nice smoke ring. You can chop it all up and mix it to get that smoke flavor all through.
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • Thanks for the suggestions, I don't know why I didn't think about chopping the bark up better and mixing it in more. I may try injecting as well and see how we think that stacks up. Thanks again everyone.
    Middle Tennessee, large BGE. Go Big Orange!
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