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wbuffness
04-06-2013, 07:00 AM
I started smoking 2 shoulders on my WSM smoker and the temp was as high as 235 (midnight). I woke up at 6am and it was at 150. Is there anything I should be worried about? I have been trying to average a 215 temperature.

Johnny_Crunch
04-06-2013, 07:27 AM
What was the meat temp at 6am?

wbuffness
04-06-2013, 07:35 AM
Meat temp was also at 150

Johnny_Crunch
04-06-2013, 07:38 AM
Your fine. Get the cooker temp up and keep on cookin.

wbuffness
04-06-2013, 08:00 AM
Thanks much!

Bludawg
04-06-2013, 09:08 AM
Cook hotter for shorter time then there are no worries.

El Ropo
04-06-2013, 09:19 AM
The better question would be why did your WSM fail?

The roast should be fine, unless we are talking about a poultry shoulder lol. Shoulder of what? We can't read minds.

wbuffness
04-06-2013, 11:29 AM
Ha. Yea its a pork shoulder :)

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
04-06-2013, 12:29 PM
A 215F pit temp is going to make it an unnecessarily long cook for no benefit. Crank that sucker up to at least 250F. 275F would be even better.

Edit: Changed typo to 250F.

Ron_L
04-06-2013, 01:01 PM
A 215F pit temp is going to make it an unnecessarily long cook for no benefit. Crank that sucker up to at least 350F. 275F would be even better.

I think you meant at least 250 :)

I agree... pork shoulder is very forgiving. Put some heat to it. The results will be fine and you'll spend less time overall.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
04-06-2013, 01:03 PM
I think you meant at least 250 :)

I agree... pork shoulder is very forgiving. Put some heat to it. The results will be fine and you'll spend less time overall.

Oops, yes 250F. Thanks Ron.