Hello. I have a question that to some might seem like a no-brainer. I had my first smoke yesterday and it was a little frantic but it all turned out okay...long story. Anyway for my question:
I finished up my pork shoulder in a foil pan covered with foil until it reached 200 in the smoker, then pulled it out and put it in a cooler with towels for an hour. Then I before I pulled it I dumped the juices that were in the pan into a tupperware container and put the juices into the fridge so the fat would rise to the top where I could scrape it out later and use it for the re-heat the next day. I thought this was normal process from what I've seen on other threads...I guess whenever someone talks about juices they take them out to eliminate some fat content.
Well I pulled that pork and it was a little dry. It was delicious and the SoFlaQuer's finishing sauce really helped things. But today when I reheated, I mixed in the skimmed and re-heated juices with the pork. It was BETTER today than it was yesterday when it was fresh.
Should I have just left the juices in when I pulled it? That's what I'm thinking I should do. What do you all do?
Thanks for any replies.