Is pork shoulder the same as pork butt?

Pork butt is not from the rear of the pig. Pork shoulder is from only part of the shoulder. Both come from the shoulder of the pig, but pork butt is higher on the foreleg, while pork shoulder is farther down.

How long do I cook a pork shoulder at 250 degrees?

At 250 degrees, boneless pork shoulder should cook at a rate of about 90 to 95 minutes per pound. To put it in practical terms, this means that a 10-pound cut of pork shoulder will be done in around 15 to 16 hours.

Do you cook a pork shoulder covered or uncovered?

Preheat the oven to 450°F and bring the pork to room temperature while the oven heats. Place the pork in a shallow roasting pan and roast, uncovered, for 30 minutes, until the top starts to brown a bit.

Should I wrap my pork shoulder in foil?

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 temp does pork 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 it take to smoke a 9 pound pork shoulder?

A basic rule of thumb, but in no way is it an exact guide, is 90 minutes of smoking time per pound at 225° to 250°. Another way is to use a thermometer the entire time for indications on when your pork may be done. Remove it from the smoker once it reaches an internal temperature of 165°.

Can you smoke a pork shoulder too long?

You did not cook it anywhere long enough for the pork to render properly. You can hurry a butt up in ten hours if you foil and let steam do its thing, but to long low and slow I would never even look before 12 hours and personally like 15 hours due to my temperature set.

Does it take longer to smoke 2 pork shoulders?

Welcome to SMF the smoke time will be very close to the same for two maybe just slightly longer to get temps up in the beginning because of more cold meat. Personally I go to 200-205 for butts.

Can you over smoke a pork shoulder?

Yes you can over cook a pork shoulder or butt, brisket, roast etc. It is possible to run the gamut and over cook or over smoke food leaving a perfectly good piece of meat totally dried out or burned.

Why is my smoked pulled pork tough?

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. but when it’s done, the meat should fall apart by itself.