Question: How do you split a pork shoulder?

What temperature do you fall apart pork shoulder?

Pork shoulder (or pork butt) needs to be cooked to 195 degrees Fahrenheit before it’s tender enough to shred. If it’s allowed to cook to 200-205 degrees, the meat will be even softer, which makes it that much easier to pull apart.

Can you cut a pork butt in half to cook faster?

Splitting a boneless pork butt before cooking creates more delicious outside bark (more surface area = more bark) and promotes faster cooking.

Is Pulled pork shoulder or butt better?

Since pork butt has more fat marbling throughout the meat and a more uniform shape, it’s the best cut for stewing and braising as well as for making fall-apart-tender pulled pork for a barbecue or for tacos. If a recipe calls for a choice between pork shoulder and pork butt, we highly recommend choosing pork butt.

Should I remove bone from pork shoulder before slow cooking?

Pork: As noted above, a pork shoulder roast (bone-in or boneless) is your best choice for the best pulled pork. If the pork roast is netted, remove the netting before cooking. I also like to cut off and discard any large pieces of fat or the skin, if present, from the roast, before cooking.

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Can you overcook pork shoulder?

In a word, yes. If pork shoulder or pork butt is allowed to cook past 210 degrees or so, the meat will begin to dry out. This will affect the quality of your pulled pork, even if you smother the meat in barbecue sauce before serving it.

How long does it take to cook a pork shoulder at 350 degrees?

Preheat the oven to 350 and cook roast for 2 hours at 350 and 3 and 1/2 hours at 325 degrees F. Roast the pork for 35 minutes per pound, uncovered, until the skin is crispy-brown.

Can you cook two pork butts at the same time?

In theory, if you have enough space between the hunks for air to flow, and if you can hold the target temp, it should take no longer to cook several clods of meat that just one. Each hunk will cook independently.

How long does it take to smoke a pork shoulder at 225?

With your smoker running steady at 225 degrees F, you can typically plan about 2 hours of cook time per pound of pork. For example, an 8-pound pork shoulder will take about 16 hours from start to finish.