Third time’s a charm, right? At least that’s what I hear. Apparently this saying applies to smoking pork shoulders, because this third attempt turned out phenomenal.Yesterday I attempted my third pork shoulder on the DIY Reverse Flow Cinder Block Smoker. A personal best.

Weather was pretty decent, but it started raining around 3 or 4 in the morning. I’m not exactly sure what the time actually was, as I was half asleep and checking on the smoker in my pajamas. You know, because I’m a professional. ha

Anyway, here’s a look at the delicious results.



Oh, and I finally got around to naming it! From here on out, it will be known formally as John E. Smoke(s). It’s a nice little tribute to one of my favorite Butthole Surfers tracks.