First BBQ - Need Help
I'm new to the forum. I have lots of experience in Grilling, but over the weekend I made my first step into the land of the Q.
I bought a Outdoor Leisure Smoke Hollow vertical smoker and christened it by smoking some pork. However, it only came out OK (edible but not great). I understand it takes time to master the art form, so I would like to learn from my 'mistakes'.
I made a 4.25lb pork shoulder that had been brined in an apple cider brine. I smoked it for just over 6 hours at approx. 210 degF using wiskey oak wood chips. The outside 1/2 inch was OK, but the middle was cooked, but not falling apart good.
I also made pork short ribs that were cooked for about 3 hours at 210 deg. They came out tasty, but tough.
Both were mopped with a apple cider and oil mop every hour.
What can I do to achieve 'fall apart' pork?
What mistakes did I make?