One approximately 5 lb shoulder roast. Like pork chops, the flavor and texture of this cut benefit tremendously from letting the pig grow to a hefty weight.
We love making barbecued pulled pork, and with the marbled fat on our roasts it will remain juicy throughout the long cook time. If you don't own a smoker, go onto Youtube and make one... or cook at 265-300 in your oven for 5-6 hours. For North Carolina style, mix brown sugar, salt, pepper, mustard powder, cayenne, garlic salt, and celery salt in a bowl and generously rub into the whole pork roast