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Pork SHoulder Skin

Why leave the skin on a shoulder when smoking? It's been a while since I did one, but I recall that the rub doesn't stick to the skin. If skin remains on, do you cook skin side up or down?

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,387
    BK,
    Personally, I take all the skin off, and most of the external fat. The bark is what makes good pulled pork, IMO, and the more of it you have to eat, the better! I cook it with the fattiest side down.[p]Happy cookin!
    Chris

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  • BK,
    I need to clarify that I am refering to a picnic cut, not a whole shoulder.

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    BK,[p]Rubbing the skin does nothing for the cook but waste some good rub. I remove the skin, rub all of the meat and cook until the meat reaches 150 degrees or so. Then I cover the meat with the skin (saved from the removal) and finish cooking the meal that way. Has always been good.[p]Spin
  • WingnutWingnut Posts: 26
    BK,
    Rather than cutting it off and throwing it away, I cut the skin in strips (like scoring it) before it goes on. After its cooked, they make the best dog chews ever. They are tough as leather and probably taste great. My dogs love them anyway-

  • WingnutWingnut Posts: 26
    Here's a photo if interested:

    [ul][li]Shoulder Skin[/ul]
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,940
    Spin,
    WELCOME BACK! How are you doing? How's Sue coming along? Really glad to see you back. As you can tell there's a lot of new people here and there are precious few of the old guard around anymore.

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,387
    Spin,
    Good to hear from you man. Sending good vibes yalls way.[p]Yall come on over to Wildwood and visit in July (14-15). The eggs will be smokin that weekend at the cookoff in North Wildwood. Not too far from you right? Best to the family.
    Chris

    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
  • Nature Boy,
    Is That Wildwwod, FL? Is this a cookoff with just Eggs? I've recently discovered Buddy's BBQ in Wildwood.

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Nature Boy,[p]Thanks for the good vibes. Sending the same back. You need some place to stay in July? We are 1 hour from Wildwood.[p]Glad to be doing better,
    Soin

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Sundown,

    Very good to be back. Doing a little better each day, been doing that for 14 months. Sue is coming along as well, she sends her greetings. WE are looking towards Waldorf.[p]Spin

  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    Spin,[p]Great to see your post. Cheryl and I keep you guys in our thoughts. Say hi to Sue!!!![p]Puj

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Puj,[p]Sue says hi back. Thanks a bunch. Hope to see you again soon.[p]Spin
  • Nature Boy, I was talking to Bobby-Q the other night about Waldorf. Are there any dates set yet? I want to make sure that I have a room at the right hotel for the right night.
    Hope to see everyone there,
    Charlie

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,387
    ccrider,
    As far as I know it is May the 6th. You might call Seasonal to double check, but that is what I have pencilled in. Good to hear you are comin up!
    Cheers
    Chris

    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
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