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julweidn

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2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:52:57 AM »
I am thinking about smoking two pork shoulders (prob 16-18 lbs total) in my wsm. Any insight on how long it will extend cooking time over a single shoulder?

I smoked a 9 lb shoulder once and it took forever....prob 14-15 hours. Cooked at 225 and didn't wrap. Will bump the temp this time to 250-275 and will likely wrap at 160.

Lastly, how much hotter is the lower rack (guessing 10 degrees) and should I rotate the shoulders when I wrap?

This will only be my 4th cook so I am still learning!

Thanks!


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wessonjb

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 04:09:21 AM »
I am thinking about smoking two pork shoulders (prob 16-18 lbs total) in my wsm. Any insight on how long it will extend cooking time over a single shoulder?

I smoked a 9 lb shoulder once and it took forever....prob 14-15 hours. Cooked at 225 and didn't wrap. Will bump the temp this time to 250-275 and will likely wrap at 160.

Lastly, how much hotter is the lower rack (guessing 10 degrees) and should I rotate the shoulders when I wrap?

This will only be my 4th cook so I am still learning!

Thanks!


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Why not just do both on the top? Plenty of room


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HoosierKettle

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 05:16:33 AM »
Plenty of room on top. I just did 2 on top and a full brisket below.


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julweidn

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 08:34:17 AM »
I am thinking about smoking two pork shoulders (prob 16-18 lbs total) in my wsm. Any insight on how long it will extend cooking time over a single shoulder?

I smoked a 9 lb shoulder once and it took forever....prob 14-15 hours. Cooked at 225 and didn't wrap. Will bump the temp this time to 250-275 and will likely wrap at 160.

Lastly, how much hotter is the lower rack (guessing 10 degrees) and should I rotate the shoulders when I wrap?

This will only be my 4th cook so I am still learning!

Thanks!


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Why not just do both on the top? Plenty of room


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Guess that makes sense. I thought they wouldn't fit


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julweidn

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 04:51:06 PM »
Any insight how much longer 2 shoulders will take vs one?


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HoosierKettle

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2017, 04:59:56 PM »
I havenít noticed any longer time.


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HoosierKettle

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 05:22:36 PM »
Fuel consumption goes up a little but time and temp remain the same.


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julweidn

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 03:39:47 AM »
Fuel consumption goes up a little but time and temp remain the same.


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Awesome - thx!


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HoosierKettle

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2017, 03:51:41 AM »

Fuel consumption goes up a little but time and temp remain the same.


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Awesome - thx!


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Youíre welcome. For example, I have to run Vents more open when it is completely full of meat to maintain temp. Especially the first 5 hours. Hence the added fuel consumption. But as long as a temp is maintained the meat cooks just the same.


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jeffrackmo

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2017, 03:55:43 AM »
I hope we get so see some "Pork Pics" from this cook....   

I like Pork pics... :D
Lets just say I have acquired a few Kettles.  Big and small.   Vintage and New...  Some say I have a problem.  I find the Kettle, buy the Kettle, USE the Kettle...No problem...

julweidn

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 01:11:19 PM »
Decided to do a couple pork tenderloins instead....didnt feel like getting up early! Used some honey, brown sugar, and plowboys yardbird rub. Here is a pic about 30 min in


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julweidn

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Re: 2 Pork Shoulders in one 18" WSM
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 02:21:05 PM »
Finished product- pretty pleased. Probably left on the smoker a bit long, but my thermo seems to be inconsistent so I error on the side of caution


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