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Smoking a Butt

Looking to Turbo a 6 lb Boneless Pork Shoulder. When is the best time to drop in the wood? How much? What kind? I figured Cherry and Apple? And finally...where? Do you mix it in? Put it in the middle? Oh yea...how long after dropping the wood do i need to wait. Thanks so much friends? Have some fellow firefighters coming to check out my Egg. 


  • Mix in the middle, up and down. I mix it in before starting. 

    I toss a couple pieces on the fire after the fire is burning clean and smells good, same time i add the meat

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  • Begger
    Begger Posts: 566
    Yep.   smoking / flavor woods go ON an established fire at the SAME time as the guest of honor.
  • The best pork is acorn fed from Iberico in Spain so I like to use Oak. Mix it in among your charcoal so there is always some burning. Thats my view.