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Picnic Shoulder skin ...on or off?

SundownSundown Posts: 2,971
edited 10:34AM in EggHead Forum
Getting ready to put on my two pork shoulders (my first ones)and was wondering if I should take the skin off or leave it on?
Any suggetions? Thanks


  • TimboTimbo Posts: 16
    I've done just a few, and only with the skin off. You would want to leave the fat layer on and cooki it with that side up.

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,522
    I have done both ways. I used to score through the skin in a crosshatch pattern, and rub spices in the slits. Now I remove the skin, but lke Timbo said, leave a layer of fat on. In fact, last night at 10, I put on an 8 pound picnin with that very treatment. It is enjoying its plateau right now.[p]Removing the skin seems to make the final roast look nicer, and you don't have to hassle with it when it comes time to pull. Also, without the skin, you don't have to remove that wonderful section of Mr. Brown.[p]Have fun! I can taste it now. Sure smells good on this crisp morn'.[p]Rauchbier (smoked beers) to you.
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  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971
    Nature Boy,[p]Decided to do them with the skin on just to see what happens. I'm wondering if the skin on will make them that much more moist? I guess I have to remember what been said on the forum hundreds of matter what you do it's hard to mess any thing you cook on the Egg up too badly.
    Looking to remove the little beauties tomorrow about 10am
    Now I have to go finish getting the baked beans together then do the cole slaw later this afternoon thinking of doing Cat's Yankee Slaw ever try it??[p]Stay out of the hot sun[p]Carey

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