How Long Do You Smoke A Pork Shoulder On A Traeger?

How long does it take to smoke a pork shoulder at 225?

Kimberly, smoke your shoulder at 225 degrees.

Smoking time averages 90 minutes per pound, depending on the level of doneness desired.

If you’re going to slice it, cook to 185˚.

If your going to pull the pork smoke it longer, until it reaches 205 degrees.

How long should you smoke a pork shoulder?

Place the pork shoulder on the grate above drip pan after the smoker begins to smoke and is at 250 degrees. Smoke for about 60 to 90 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 195-205 degrees. Continuously monitor the temperature with a probe thermometer.

How long does it take to smoke a Boston butt on a Traeger grill?

When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Place pork butt directly on the grill grate and cook for about 6 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160℉.

Do you flip pork shoulder when smoking it?

Heat up your smoker to about 240-250 degrees. Once the smoker gets to the desired temperature, put the pork shoulder on the grate and don’t flip it. Cook your meat this way for about 1 hour per each pound of your pork shoulder, until it reaches the right internal temperature.

How long does a 10 pound pork shoulder take to smoke?

Smoke for about 60 to 90 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 195-205 degrees. Continuously monitor the temperature with a probe thermometer. Remove the pork shoulder from the smoker and wrap in butcher paper or aluminum and place in a cooler to rest for at least one hour.

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Should I wrap pork shoulder in foil when smoking?

Wrap in foil: At the 5-hour mark the internal temp should be in the 160 range. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep the meat from getting too much smoke and to catch the moisture being released during the cooking process.

What do you spray on pork shoulder when smoking?

Combine apple cider vinegar, apple juice and water and put in spray bottle. Once smoker reaches 250 and pork shoulder is at room temp, put handful of smoking chips into the smoking basket and put pork shoulder in smoker. Spray every 45-60 minutes with spray bottle all over.

How long does it take to smoke a 5 lb Boston butt?

A: A 5 pound pork shoulder(picnic) will require 7.5 hours of total cook time.. that is 1.5 hours per pound. If you have a thermometer then you will need to smoke the meat until it reaches 140 degrees internally and after that it just needs heat to take it on to 180 for slicing or 200-205 for pulling.

Is pork butt the same as pork shoulder?

Both come from the shoulder of the pig, but pork butt is higher on the foreleg, while pork shoulder is farther down. As relatively tough and fatty cuts, both benefit from long, slow cooking methods such as roasting, stewing, and braising. But the cuts are different enough that we generally prefer pork butt.

How do you keep a pork shoulder moist when smoking?

Keep the outside of the shoulder moist while smoking by applying the mop about every 45 minutes or so after that. (A good idea is to use a spray mop. I mix 3/4 cup apple cider and 1/4 cup cooking oil in a spray bottle, and spray the shoulder while cooking. This is much easier than a mop, and adds great flavor.)

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Should I smoke a pork shoulder fat side up or down?

You can put the shoulder in the smoker fat side up or down, I’ve had good results with either way of doing it. However in general you want the fat side up so the juices baste the meat while cooking.

Does pulled pork need to rest?

Give it a rest: As with all grilled or roasted meats, you should let a cooked pork shoulder rest before chopping or serving it. This “relaxes” the meat, making it juicier and more flavorful. Let it rest on a cutting board for 15 to 20 minutes loosely tented with foil.

How long does it take to smoke a pork shoulder per pound?

With a smoker operating at 225-250° Fahrenheit, it can take from one hour per pound (if you’re lucky) to one and one-half hours per pound to cook, and maybe even longer depending on the size and fat content of the shoulder. When the pork shoulder reaches about 190°F, start checking it for tenderness with a fork.

What temp does pork shoulder fall apart?

Return pork to the grill (or smoker) The pork is finished cooking when it pulls apart easily and reaches an internal temperature of 190 to 195 degrees F, about another 1 to 2 hours. Let rest for 1 hour, then unwrap the pork butt and pull the bone out.

How long does a 8 pound pork shoulder take to cook?

Once your oven is preheated and pork rubbed, place into the oven and bake for anywhere between 8-10 hours. I did 10 hours for my 8 lb. roast, but if you have smaller sizes or bigger sizes, you will have to adjust accordingly. You essentially want the internal temperature to be about 190F.