My other, other project

So I’m working away on the Thorsen table today, and you probably know I have the Thorsen cabinet mostly done except for the stained glass.  While I’m working I’m also annoying the sweet smell of pure hickory smoke wafting in from the smoker just outside my shop.

I put a 8.5lb pork shoulder on to smoke last night at 11:30pm.  It should be done about 2:00 this afternoon, and I’ll wrap it in foil and pack it in a cooler to rest until dinner time.

I tweaked my rub recipe, I like this version a lot.  It should be applied liberally and left to sit in the fridge for at least two hours, longer is better.

Pork Rub
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sweet paprika
4 tablespoons coarse hickory salt
2 tablespoons fresh ground rainbow peppercorns
1 tablespoon “smoked” paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons celery seed
2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
Pork after about 11 hours of smoking, another 4 or 5 hours to go

Pork after about 11 hours of smoking, another 4 or 5 hours to go

Sweet, sweet hickory smoke

Sweet, sweet hickory smoke

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3 thoughts on “My other, other project

  1. Summer time and the smoking is easy 🙂


  2. That looks delicious! I’ll have to give your rub recipe a try.

    • It was great, took 18 hours on the smoker at 200 degrees to get to an internal temp of 195. Since this was a 8.5 pound cut and there are only three of us in the family we have enough leftovers for a couple of meals.

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