Once the lamb shoulder is done, remove it from the smoker, and the cover it loosely with foil paper, and let it sit for around 20 – 30% of the entire cooking time in a warm area—this should be around 45 – 60 minutes.
After the lamb shoulder has rested, you can then pull the meat apart, as if you are pulling the meat from a pork shoulder. You can use bear claws if the meat is still hot, as this will assist with the shredding of the meat. If the meat is done well, it should shred very easily, and if it’s still hard, it has not cooked well. When you notice that the meat hasn’t cooked well, cover it with an aluminum foil and cook for an additional 30 minutes, at around 250 degrees F, and then check again.
When you manage to pull all the meat from the bones—removing any large portions of the fat, mix it with the apple juice and BBQ spice in a bowl. If you notice that the meat has already cooled off and it has started to clump up, put it in a pan, and then warm it up in the grill or oven for around 15 minutes.