Why do you put mustard on pork shoulder?
Most people report that they cannot taste the mustard after cooking, so why use it in the first place? One reason is that mustard acts like glue to hold the rub on the meat. Another reason is that some people feel it promotes the formation of “bark”, the brown, chewy exterior layer of meat that is so flavorful.
How long does it take to smoke a pork shoulder at 225?
With your smoker running steady at 225 degrees F, you can typically plan about 2 hours of cook time per pound of pork. For example, an 8-pound pork shoulder will take about 16 hours from start to finish.
Should I marinate my pork shoulder overnight?
Add your pork shoulder, and marinate overnight (if you can). Make sure you don’t marinate for more than 24 hours, though; your meat will break down too much and become mushy. No one wants to nosh on mushy meat for dinner.
What temperature do you pull a pork butt to WSM?
Once the cook is underway and the WSM is “in the zone,” it only needs periodic checking. The pork should be removed when its internal temperature hits 200° F. Depending on the size and amount of meat in the smoker, this can take 8-10 hours.
Why do people put mustard on meat before smoking it?
Instead of letting some of a spice rub melt off with the slowly melting fat, the mustard actually binds it better to the meat. This is especially true of meats where a good volume of the meat is lost to fat. If you like smoked meat with an awesome, flavorful bark, then add a layer of mustard to it.
How long does a 10-pound pork shoulder take to smoke?
When slow-smoking a pork shoulder, you should figure 1 1/2 hours per pound of pork. A 10-pound, bone-in pork shoulder takes a long time to cook, but for the majority of that time it is in the smoker. You can get it started right after breakfast and have it ready in time for dinner.
How long does a 9 lb pork shoulder take to smoke?
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.
Can I put rub on pork shoulder overnight?
We usually recommend adding the rub in advance and letting the pork shoulder sit in the fridge for up to 12 hours, or overnight. We should reiterate that when the rub contains components that might tenderize the pork, it’s better to apply it just 1 to 2 hours in advance.
How long can I marinate a pork shoulder?
As a rule, pork is a denser meat than chicken or seafood, so it can hold up to long marinating periods. You can usually leave pork in a marinade for 3 to 4 days without any issues.
Why is my pulled pork taking so long?
If the meat is too cold when it hits the grill, it will take even longer to cook. You can also take this time to season the pork butt with a BBQ rub if you haven’t already done so. Even if you can shave a few hours off the cooking time, however, you can still expect the process to take up most of the day.
Why does pulled pork take so long to cook?
Why making pulled pork takes time If you don’t cook the connective tissue properly, it will be tough and rubbery. The connective tissue has to break down and literally melt away in the meat. This takes time.