Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

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?
Visca Barca
Mes Que Un Club


  • 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.

  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    Boston Butt
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    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!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    if you have a double rack setup, you can do them both, its the same cook
  • bvcbvc Posts: 37
    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...
    Kenmore, WA
    Large and Small BGE
  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 637
    Go for the pork shoulder!image
    Edina, MN

  • KristinnnKristinnn Posts: 133
    @budgeezer your egg is too clean! you need to cook more!
  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    wow, i remember when my egg was that clean!  might be time for a burn off!

  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 637
    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.
    Edina, MN

  • jrf316jrf316 Posts: 55
    thanks appreciate the input
    Visca Barca
    Mes Que Un Club

Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.