Cold smoking pulled pork???

Discussion in 'Pork' started by aclinml, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. aclinml

    aclinml Newbie

    OK, I've heard of doing double smoked hams.........So here is my question.....

    Because of a failure of my AMNPS, my 8 lb. picnic did not get much smoke at all...it came out moist and the bone just fell off. It just doesn't have much of a smoke flavor.
    If I can get both ends of the AMNPS going, would it be acceptable to cold smoke the pulled pork for an hour or so?

    Thx.
     
  2. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you're worried about it drying out, try a small amount first. I don't see the harm in it, but I haven't tried it.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  3. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you do this straight after it had come out of the smoker and was still hot, you could apply the smoke from the AMNPS without heat for up to 2 hours without a problem if it is going to be served and eaten straight away.

    You have probably already allowed it cool though to pull, and it is already in the refrigerator. In this case you can re-smoke it just before serving. Place it spread out in an open tray in your smoker, with maybe a spray of apple juice for moisture, along with your AMNPS. Use the smoker to reheat the pulled pork until it has reached at least 165 F (74 C) before serving.

    With either method food safety will not be an issue. Usually though when you reheat pulled pork you would do so with it covered in foil to retain moisture - so with the second method you need to make sure that it is not allowed to dry out.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015
  4. aclinml

    aclinml Newbie

    Thanks for the help, guys. I'll have some tonight and let you know how it goes.........
     
  5. aclinml

    aclinml Newbie

    Success! Got one side of the AMNPS going strong ( with a hair dryer), took some bbq out of the fridge and on to a foil pan and put it into the cold MES for about 15 minutes. It was great! Definitely added some hickory to my Q. Probable will leave it in for maybe 25 minutes tomorrow.

    So my first picnic smoke came out great, all things considering. Just needs a little UMPH, before serving.

    Thanks for the help guys.....
     
  6. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is great. I am sure that you will enjoy it.
     
  7. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad it worked out [​IMG]
     
  8. Creative bunch around these parts.

    Great idea!
     
  9. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    You might get more flavor if you have the drippings you can add them back in. I find this gives a lot to the pork.
     
  10. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I am with you on this one. Letting the dripping go is like throwing away money.

    Look at all that deliciousness

     

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