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Old 08-21-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default boiling pork shoulder before smoking it?

I'm having abig party tomorrow, and have about 25 lbs of pork shoulder to cook. I've never cooked that much at once before, would it be ok if I just boiled the shoulders for awhile first, and only smoke them afterwards for a couple hours for flavor? I don't want them to be tough, I plan on pulled pork sandwiches, but don't have enough time to smoke them fo 30 hours. Thanks for any help/advice!

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Old 08-21-2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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You'd be better off hitting the shoulders with smoke for 3-4 hours then finishing in the oven if tending the smoker is an impossibility.

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Boiling would make them tough, I think. Maybe a slowish, wet roast in the oven would be quicker than smoking . . .

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boiling? Blasphemy!

Seriously, 30 hrs isn't necessary. You'll have pullable pork in 12-16hrs. If you don't have that long, smoke for 3-4 hrs, triple-wrap in foil, and place in a 250F oven for absolutely as long as you can.

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What Fly said. I smoke mine for ~8 hours, then put them in a big deep roasting pan, cover that with foil, and put them in the oven at 225f overnight (~12 hours). It falls apart after that, but it is never dry. Boiling...god no...we shall never speak of this again!

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Please don't boil them!! You still have adequate time to smoke em, they should only take 12-14 hours in the smoker depending on the size and temp.

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BOILING?!

Is it to late to delete this thread?

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boiling? Blasphemy!

Seriously, 30 hrs isn't necessary. You'll have pullable pork in 12-16hrs. If you don't have that long, smoke for 3-4 hrs, triple-wrap in foil, and place in a 250F oven for absolutely as long as you can.
Do this! No boil!!
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The only meat that should EVER be boiled is corned beef.

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