Reheating Pulled Pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by manningsms, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. I know this has been asked before but I don't have much time to search for it, so please forgive my repeated question. I am planning on doing my first pork butt for a party on Friday, but I want to smoke it on Thursday to avoid some potential bad weather.

    What is the best way to reheat this for my guests?

    When should I add the finishing sauce, during reheating or after it comes off of the smoker tomorrow?

    Thanks for any advice you guys will be able to provide me.
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Finishing sauce some at both times while pulling and while reheating. See if you can get your hands on a steamer for rewarming its great best way I have found. I use a rice steamer from Walmart
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yall can also put it in an oven on low, add some apple juice ta hep keep it moist, ifin the apple juice is to strong, cut it with some water. Get it over 140 degree's an maintain it. Momma says it's better after it't sat fer a day er so, the flavors mix better.
  4. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    i pulled one ,hit it with the finishing sauce,placed it in a crock pot and it ate it two days later and it was great.

  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    or a roaster with liquid.......but i like the steamer method better........
  6. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    That's what I was going to recommend. I've had good luck with reheating it in a crock pot on low, adding finishing sauce as it goes to keep it moist. If it's going to sit in the fridge for a while I wouldn't put the finishing sauce on until you reheat, or you could end up with soggy pork, but it sounds like you'll only have it in there overnight so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
  7. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks Walking Dude!!!!
    Ah a roaster!!! I was trying to strategize for my son's graduation party and although I have a steamer and a crockput, wasn't sure how I was going to reheat the mountain of meat!
    But I have three giant roasters that I usually do the Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas prime ribs in, they're really big! I have the inset warming pans that go in them too. You're a genius Walking Dude!!!
  8. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have a foodsaver, you can seal the pulled pork in a foodsaver bag and re-heat it in hot water.

    Hope this helps!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  9. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just reheated mine, which I smoked on Tues., in a crock pot. Finishing sauce added just before. Worked great. I like the roaster idea for large amounts. I worry about steamers "washing" the meat. For those that have done it, is that a problem?

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