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 do you prepare a pork shoulder for smoking?
- Place pork shoulder in a large pot and add enough apple cider to cover.
- Cover pot and refrigerate for 12 hours.
- Prepare smoker to about 210 degrees F (99 degrees C).
- Pour cider brine into the water pan of the smoker; add onion and about 1/4 cup more sugar rub.
- Smoke pork until very tender, about 8 hours.
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.
Should I wrap pork shoulder 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.