Whole Pork Shoulder Recipe | BBQ Pork Shoulder on Ole Hickory Smoker Malcom Reed HowToBBQRight

How to slow-smoke a Whole Pork Shoulder | BBQ Pork Shouler

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Slow smoked pork shoulder. For this recipe, I started with a whole pork shoulder. Today I’m smoking the whole shoulder on an Ole Hickory MM.

I start by trimming the whole shoulder from 20lb to around 18lbs. I remove most of the skin and fat and anything that is a barrier to the bbq meat.

To season this whole pork shoulder, I start with a simple AP season, apply a layer of mustard slather and finish with The BBQ Rub. Next I inject with a pork injection and allow the pork shoulder to sit out and come up to room temp for about 1 hour while the smoker comes up to temp.

I smoke this whole pork shoulder at 225-230 degrees. For a whole shoulder it takes 1hr per pound – so expect a 17-18 hour cook. I smoke the pork shoulder with hickory wood until it gets a nice bark on the outside and hits around 150-160 internal. At that point I wrap the pork shoulder and cook until it hits 192 internal.

Once the pork shoulder hits 192 internal, I unwrap it and apply The BBQ Sauce as a glaze. I allow the glaze to set on the bbq shoulder while it come on up to the 195-198 internal temp I’m shooting for.

Once the glaze has set on my smoked shoulder, it’s time to pull it and serve the bbq pork.

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  1. all the fat you left out actually adds a lot of flavor

  2. Francisco Generale

    Can you show how smoke a brisket?

  3. Has anyone done a whole shoulder on the Egg? I've got a large and wondered if it was possible.

  4. forrealgirl 42

    i am learning so much how to cook certain meats, I thought I could cook but after watching you I didn't know enough to cook that good. Good job on the video thanks that meat looks so tender and good. I wish I could tasted it. I want to buy your seasoning.

  5. eva manjarrez

    mouth watering*

  6. Great job ………….. just enough info, and good video instructions …………… enjoyed it a ton.

  7. Well done bud kudos all the way…gonna rewind and have a second look.
    What a lux bbq……who the …. want a prime cut after this!?

  8. Karari Johnson

    Hello, where did you get that green flavor injector that you used on the shoulder. I've looked but haven't found it?

  9. Really enjoy watching your videos! Thanks for explaining your process in such great detail.

  10. phosphates? ffs

  11. Charles Smith

    them big paws of yours are some really good shredders, looks really good pork also

  12. William Cotton

    Just ordered a bottle of the Rub BBQ seasoning. Itll be here today. I'll keep ya posted. #MemphisBBQ

  13. Beautiful!

  14. amazing subbed uk


    my friend your health concerns me

  16. awesome

  17. This guys too fat.

  18. dont you want the fat to render into the meat rather than removing it at the start ?

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