A: A 5 pound pork shoulder(picnic) will require 7.5 hours of total cook time..
that is 1.5 hours per pound.
If you have a thermometer then you will need to smoke the meat until it reaches 140 degrees internally and after that it just needs heat to take it on to 180 for slicing or 200-205 for pulling.
How long does it take to smoke a pork shoulder at 225?
Kimberly, smoke your shoulder at 225 degrees. Smoking time averages 90 minutes per pound, depending on the level of doneness desired. If you’re going to slice it, cook to 185˚. If your going to pull the pork smoke it longer, until it reaches 205 degrees.
How long does it take to smoke a pork shoulder?
about 60 to 90 minutes
How long does it take to smoke a 10 lb pork shoulder?
Cook until the meat is exceptionally and sigh-inducingly tender and reaches an internal temperature of 185° to 195°F (85° to 90°C), somewhere between 10 to 14 hours or about 1 1/2 hours per pound of meat. Let the meat rest for at least 30 minutes.
Can you over smoke a pork shoulder?
Yes you can over cook a pork shoulder or butt, brisket, roast etc. It is possible to run the gamut and over cook or over smoke food leaving a perfectly good piece of meat totally dried out or burned.