8 Awesome Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast Recipes For This Summer’s Cookouts

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Are you looking for smoked pork shoulder roast recipes, but don’t know where to start? We got you covered.

I recently got a smoker as a gift from my mother. To be honest, I’m not the most knowledgeable when it comes to grilling. I am the kind of person that becomes obsessed with new hobbies, and grilling is no different. I have spent a lot of time over the past few months learning how to grill and smoke meat. I am still learning, and I wanted to share what I learned with you.

Pork shoulder and pulled pork are two of my favorite meat dishes. I just think that these cuts of meat have great flavor. It is one of the few meat products that have both flavorful meat and flavorful fat. It works great as a main dish, or added to other dishes such as salads and pasta. In my opinion, this is one of the most delicious meals you can make in the summertime.

I knew pork shoulder was something I wanted to make on the new smoker as soon as possible. However, I didn’t know where to start. Below you will find the outcome of my research. This includes the articles that I found to help me learn more about smoking a pork shoulder, as well as some awesome smoked pork shoulder roast recipes.

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8 Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast Recipes

1. Smoked Pork Shoulder by The Chunky Chef

What I love about this recipe is that the author shows you how to smoke pork shoulder, but also lets you modify the recipe to your tastes. It also goes over spritzing and wrapping the meat, which are important aspects of smoking pork shoulder.

Head over to The Chunky Chef to check out this recipe>>

2. Bob’s Pulled Pork On A Smoker by Allrecipes

This recipe, like many recipes on Allrecipes, is simple and straightforward. If you don’t want to overcomplicate the cooking process and do everything step by step, then this recipe is for you.

Head over to Allrecipes for this awesome recipe>>

3. Smoked Pork Butt by Smoking Meat Geeks

In true geek fashion, this article by Smoking Meat Geeks gives a well-rounded and almost-academic take on the pork butt smoking process. If you want to learn a lot about smoking pork shoulder and grab a great smoker recipe, then this is your guide.

Head over to Smoking Meat Geeks for this recipe>>

4. Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder by Billy Parisi

Before reading this recipe, I was a little bit lost when it came to smoking pork shoulder. Specifically, I wasn’t sure what type of wood chips to use. What is the true difference between hickory wood and cherry wood chips? I also wasn’t sure about what to spray the pork with while it was smoking. I know some people use apple juice, some use apple cider, and others use a mixture of ingredients. This recipe by Billy Parisi gives simple breakdowns of all of these concepts.

Check out this awesome recipe over at Billy Parisi’s official website>>

5. Simple Smoked Pulled Pork Butt by Hey Grill, Hey

This recipe is great for beginners who need simple steps to get the smoking done. What I also love about this simple recipe is that it has a step-by-step guide for freezing and reheating the meat after it is cooked. This is great for me since I usually cannot eat all of the pork before it goes bad.

Head over to Hey Grill, Hey for this great recipe>>

6. The Best Smoked Pork Shoulder Recipe by Good Life Eats

While this recipe is specifically written for Traeger grills, all of the concepts still apply. This article also has some excellent tips to help you through the smoking process.

Check out The Best Smoked Pork Shoulder Recipe over at Good Life Eats>>

7. Smoked Pork Butt by Fifteen Spatulas

If you want to know more about the process of prepping pork shoulder to be smoked, then Fifteen Spatulas has you covered. This article contains an excellent step-by-step guide to the preparation process.

Grab this amazing smoked pork butt recipe over at Fifteen Spatulas>>

8. Low And Slow Pulled Pork by Serious Eats

What I love about this recipe is that it hits all the right steps for smoking pulled pork, including a 24-hour dry brine beforehand. I am not too knowledgeable about the intricacies of the preparation process, and this smoked pork shoulder roast recipe helped me learn more about it.

Head over to Serious Eats for this smoked pulled pork recipe>>

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Learn More: Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast Recipes

The Difference Between Pork Butt and Pork Shoulder by Cook’s Illustrated – Though I love eating pork shoulder, I don’t know much about the actual cut of meat. There is a lot of terminology thrown around, such as pork shoulder, pork butt, Texas crutch and Boston butt. This article from Cook’s Illustrated schooled me on the different cuts of pork shoulder.

How To Use A Smoker Grill by Epicurious – As I stated previously, this was my first time owning a smoker (or a grill for that matter). I had no idea what I was doing. This guide from Epicurious helped show me the ropes.

Time Required For Smoking Pork Shoulder by Smoker Cooking – One problem I always have with cooking is the time and temperature. I tend to get nervous about burning food when cooking with high heat. This usually causes me to cook things low and slow. Lucky for me, this is a big part of using a smoker. This article by Smoker Cooking does an excellent job of showing you how to smoke pork shoulder and what variables to keep in mind.

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Products To Help You Smoke Pork Shoulder

Smokers and Grills

Char-Broil 12201570-A1 American Gourmet Offset Smoker (Budget Price)

Z GRILLS ZPG-7002F 8 in 1 Wood Pellet Portable Grill Smoker (Versatile And Easy To Use)

Dyna-Glo Signature Series DGSS1382VCS-D Heavy-Duty Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker & Grill

Smoking Assessories

Bear Claws Meat Shredder for BBQ

KP Silicone Smoker Oven Gloves

Wireless Digital Grill Thermometer for Outside Grill

Spices, Seasonings, and Chips

Traeger Grills SPC171 Pork and Poultry Dry Rub

Porkosaurus World Championship Pork Pitmaster 2 Pack: BBQ Sauce and BBQ Pork Rub

Western Wood Smoking Chip Variety Pack

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Tips For Making Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast

  • Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. Smoking is a long process with many hours of cook time. While most of the smoking process is ‘hands off’, you still need to make yourself available for the different steps in the smoking process.
  • Don’t have a rub? Make your own! You can make your own seasoning with rub ingredients such as dark brown sugar, onion powder, dijon mustard, kosher salt, and chili powder.
  • Don’t get overwhelmed. You don’t need to be a grill master or a gourmet chef to smoke pork shoulder. If this is your first time smoking pork shoulder, us a simple recipe to get yourself started. This is a great dish for home cooks to learn.
  • Make sure you have all of the necessary equipment before starting a smoked pork shoulder roast recipe.

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