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Offline smokeinmyeyes

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smoking time vs cooking time
« on: January 20, 2010, 08:55:00 AM »
Being a brand new smoker I have been trying to read thru the forums and anyplace I can to find tips and recipes. I have seen on several occasions that you don't always smoke for the entire cooking time. I have the Bradely Recipe Collection and every recipe lists in the Smoking Method section a smoke/cook time. For instance, a Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork is smoked/cooked for 8 hours or 160 degree internal temperature.  That's 24 biscuits. Do I really smoke for the full 8 hours or is this an experimental thing to determine how much smoke I want?
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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 08:59:02 AM »
You only need to smoke 3 to 4 hr on pork butt the rest of the time is just cooking.

The time table is just a ball park, ALWAYS go by the internal temp of the product your cooking.

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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 09:00:44 AM »
Most people only run the smoke for one to four hours. depending on your taste.

Pulled pork to 160F is not going to be tender at all.

I take mine to 190-205F

A pork shoulder roast (pork butt) takes 14-24 hours, including the smoke time.
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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 09:01:57 AM »
The wood type will dictate how long you generate smoke.

Try this link from Olds for tips.

http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?p=36#post36

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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 09:02:40 AM »
Also pulled pork will take closer to 18 hr with a cabnet temp of 220 F and finish with a IT of 185 to 200 F

The 8 hr with a IT of 160 would be mighty tuff for pulled pork.

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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 09:03:37 AM »
Welcome to the forum smokeinmyeyes. Check out the recipe site. Old's Place

And FLB is correct, about 4 hours of smoke on a pork butt and then cook until an IT of 190 to 205.

And remember to keep your vent open.  ;D
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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 09:10:32 AM »
I can see I'm gonna like this place.  I better get into the habit of looking here for recipes and variations before I actually smoke. And you guy's are quick with the replies. Must be a bunch of retired folks. Although I'm supposedly working.
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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 09:13:50 AM »
I can see I'm gonna like this place.  I better get into the habit of looking here for recipes and variations before I actually smoke. And you guy's are quick with the replies. Must be a bunch of retired folks. Although I'm supposedly working.

I'm supposedly working too. Just pop in here between things.

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 09:14:19 AM »
Must be a bunch of retired folks.

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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 09:15:19 AM »
Must be a bunch of retired folks

We prefer to think of ourselves as 'multitaskers'..   ;)

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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 09:53:24 AM »
What squirt said.  ::)

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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2010, 10:31:30 AM »
I can see I'm gonna like this place.  I better get into the habit of looking here for recipes and variations before I actually smoke. And you guy's are quick with the replies. Must be a bunch of retired folks. Although I'm supposedly working.

I'm supposedly working too. Just pop in here between things.

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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 01:12:11 PM »
I can see I'm gonna like this place.  I better get into the habit of looking here for recipes and variations before I actually smoke. And you guy's are quick with the replies. Must be a bunch of retired folks. Although I'm supposedly working.

I'm supposedly working too. Just pop in here between things.

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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 05:24:15 PM »
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Re: smoking time vs cooking time
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 09:13:16 PM »
I pop in here in between watching Cartoons and the Western Channel. ;D

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