Originally Posted by SmokinJohn
Like everyone else has said, it needed a little more time.
I made the mistake "deliberately"...I bought a shoulder, and did not check with the Brethren. Ran it to 190, and got cramps from my fingers to my forearm trying to pull it. The taste was great, but I'll buy butts next time.
whether it's a butt or a picnic, if it took a lot of effort to pull, it wasn't ready yet.