• 1 whole pork shoulder(about 8 lbs.), bone in
  • Wood chips
  • Barbecue sauce(optional


Roast, covered, in the barbecue over low heat until the whole roast is terribly tender. Place a meat thermometer in the thickest portion of the shoulder and cook slowly until the device registers between 150 degrees and 155 degrees F. The temperature of the barbecue oven should be between 275 degrees and 300 degrees F. Now and then, when you are not watching, the temperature will climb to 350 degrees. While this is all right for a few minutes, make every effort to keep the temperature lower.

If you like a true smoked flavor, soak some wood chips and put them on the fire. The instructions for doing this will be found on the package when you buy the chips.

It should take about 4 to 5 hours to properly cook the roast. Remove from the cooker and allow the meat to cool just long enough to handle. Tear it up into shreds and serve with barbecue sauce of your choice.
Note; Check the Recipe Archives for some barbecue sauces

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Pork Shoulder Barbecue