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SmokinJohn
08-27-2015, 10:22 AM
So I bit the bullet and bought a lamb shoulder. 3 lbs. No pic of the nekkid little lamb. sorry.

Rubbed with a paste of garlic, oregano, black pepper and parsley, and let it sit overnight.

No, I did not add salt to the rub; I have been placed on a low sodium diet (I still cook full sodium for my friends and family), and I wanted to see if the lamb really needed it. It didn't.

http://www.buyfatcat.com/images/rubbedlamb.jpg

Put the little lamb in the UDS and let it sit at 275 for about 3 hours.

http://www.buyfatcat.com/images/lambuds.jpg

The pan had water in it. I used maple wood chunks.

The IT was 160, so I pulled it and foiled it. I will let it go a little longer next time, as the pulling was not as easy as it is with a pork shoulder.

http://www.buyfatcat.com/images/pulledlamb.jpg

Here are the leftover parts: Fat and bones. I got a 50% yield from this shoulder.

http://www.buyfatcat.com/images/lambleftovers.jpg


The taste? OMFG. I don't care if you hate lamb. You will love it smoked. Now I see why our Australian brethren have tried to keep it a secret.

RolandJT
08-27-2015, 11:40 AM
This is by far my 6 year old's favorite smoked meat.

If you ever want to use the SC mustard based sauce--this is the perfect time.

I also make it with just the NC style vinegar baste and sauce--extremely good and it lessens the 'gamey' flavor

cowgirl
08-27-2015, 11:52 AM
Looks and sounds excellent John! Delicious!

Uncle JJ
08-27-2015, 12:28 PM
I love lamb, and that looks awesome!!

fantomlord
08-27-2015, 12:37 PM
looks good. For next time, if you're looking to pull it, cook until it probes tender, and it'll pull with no problem.

Mike Twangzer
08-27-2015, 02:00 PM
Does it leave a gamey smell in the cooker ? That's my worry about lamb.

SmokinJohn
08-27-2015, 02:04 PM
Does it leave a gamey smell in the cooker ? That's my worry about lamb.

I will check when I get home.

But it's nothing a new burn can't solve. :mad2:

Big George's BBQ
08-27-2015, 02:13 PM
I really like lamb That looks Great

CakeM1x
08-27-2015, 02:25 PM
Looks great! Need to keep an eye out for a shoulder now.

gtr
08-27-2015, 02:38 PM
I absolutely love lamb and hadn't cooked it in a while. This looks great, John!

We'll be conscious of the low sodium deal at the pig roast!

brimclau
08-27-2015, 03:33 PM
so excited you posted this, thank you. I have a lamb shoulder in the freezer I was waiting for the fall / winter to braise... now I think I have a better idea :grin:

buccaneer
08-27-2015, 03:42 PM
The shoulder is _THE_ lamb cut to pull, and from your pic you are spot on, it was a little under but you have it down.
Next will be perfect. I don't use a thermometer, just let the meat tell you when it is ready. It's like brisket, prod it, then when you are close probe or stick a fork in it and twist.
If you go too far it gets stringy, but it is a wide window compared to brisket so don't worry. Just don't talk to the scotch bottle too much and forget it completely.
Don't ask me how I know that...

legendaryhog
08-27-2015, 03:52 PM
I love me some lamb and that looks awesome! Well done.

SmokinJohn
08-27-2015, 09:01 PM
There was no gamey smell in the UDS when I got home (and it's been in the 90s here).

Ross in Ventura
08-27-2015, 09:31 PM
Thanks for the post I'm to try this

Ross

Titch
08-28-2015, 12:10 AM
Your lamb looks great, awesome first effort mate.
start making your own flatbreads to serve it

CakeM1x
08-28-2015, 07:35 AM
Your lamb looks great, awesome first effort mate.
start making your own flatbreads to serve it

Yes! You guys ever tried seasoning the shoulder with greek seasonings to do pulled gyros? Mmmmm

RolandJT
08-28-2015, 09:00 AM
There was no gamey smell in the UDS when I got home (and it's been in the 90s here).

I do both lamb shoulder and various deer parts pretty often. No gamey smells in the cooker

fantomlord
08-28-2015, 09:13 AM
Does it leave a gamey smell in the cooker ? That's my worry about lamb.

decent lamb isn't gamey, so shouldn't be an issue.

I buy a whole lamb every year, and never end up with any off smell in my cookers as a result.

SmokingJoe
08-28-2015, 09:39 AM
Absolutely amazing. Love lamb, haven't tried smoking much of it yet. I smoked the breast a few times but this looks ridiculous. For sure next on my list. Thanks for posting

Huh? What?
08-28-2015, 09:42 AM
I love lamb. But I'm the only one in my family who loves lamb, so I very rarely have an occasion to cook it. I'll have to try this, though, and the rest of the family can lump it.

fantomlord
08-28-2015, 01:02 PM
do a lamb shoulder for yourself. leftovers for lunch, shepherd's pie for dinner the next night...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=181157
works with leg, too:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=200605
and the rest of the family...ramen?