Originally Posted by bmonkman
Got the pork shoulder on about half an hour ago. Forgot to take a couple of pre-cook pics.
Weather here right now is about 37f with a 6 mph wind. However, I got the smoker nestled in a corner so the wind is being blocked by a fence. Temp stabilized at 230f. Using apple chunks to smoke with. Set the coals going using the Minion method. Filled the water pan with close to boiling water.
As this is my first cook on the WSM I know I am going to be a bit OCD and check the temp every 15 min. or so.
I will post some pron at the 4 hour point.
try with the water pan empty and foiled next time...I don't think you'll go back. The WSM will hold lower temps without it, and you shouldn't need the water for moisture (especially with shoulder).
and +1 for going higher temp...I've been doing my shoulders in the WSM around the 250-275° range with excellent results.