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pullin pork ,hot or cold ?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Was just wondering if it is absolutly neccesary to pull pork and brisket when it is still warm from the smoker or if it will still pull fine after refrigeration.Smoked till 2 am last night , 2 large pork loins and a brisket. Pulled one loin allready but was wondering if I could put the other one and the beef in the fridge and pull later today .
post #2 of 14
Well, I would say warm is pretty much the only way to go. I don't believe a fridge has much humidity and would tend to dry the meats out, thus making them harder to pull.
post #3 of 14

6 of 1 half a dozen...

I have pulled cold pork shoulders before. Turned out great. In fact I think that meat flavors "mature" in the fridge overnight. IMO
post #4 of 14
Conventional wisdom says that the fats would set once cold, making it harder to pull. But I can''t speak to pulling cold. I have done one at 168 degrees before, if that counts as cold!
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hey , thanks for the quick replies . Ok, guess I'm just getting lazy . Smoked so late I pulled meat from the smoker around 2 am and was to tired to pull ! Stuck it in the oven on warm and went to bed . 1,st lion pulled great this morning.
post #6 of 14
As most have said it is traditionaly done while warm. If pulling it cold works then great. Have something to try next time.
post #7 of 14
You can leave it wrapped and reheat for a while later to pull it.
post #8 of 14
My question is..........how do you pull a pork loin???
post #9 of 14
Huh...I guess I din't even notice that! Well, ya COULD I suppose. Guess I should read a little closer.

Now, suppose ya sliced one down the middle and put a core of a fatty hunk of buckboard in it... Think that would help?
post #10 of 14
good question bubba.........thought you sliced loins?

pulled butts/shoulders?
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yeah , I know most people just pull the shoulder . I am probably going to make all the purists out there laugh . I HATE fat !! Cant eat it . WAY to much fat in the shoulder,even after a long smoke. I know it should melt away , and that is what gives flavor , but no , still to much .Loin is leaner and pulls just the same if it is done .
post #12 of 14
and dry..........thats what the fat is for.......i agree........i dn't like a whole lot of fat.........don't want it on my sandwich..........but i like it for the cook........its easy enuff to scrape it off.........i won't put it in with the pulled meat.............
post #13 of 14
Didn't answer my question, with no fat in a loin to break down, how do you pull a loin???
I guess if ya kill it bad enough it will shread but man , is it edible still??
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yes , the loin will still pull . dono , I do it the same as a shoulder. Granted , it is a LITTLE more work , but always worth it to me . I have done them in a dutch oven as well and then they really fall apart. Just get em when they are on sale , otherwise , I'll deal with the fat on the shoulder ,no biggie !I probably am killing it , but it is very edible indeed ! Although I must say , I do tend to prefer the finished product a little towards the dry side . Not everyones taste I know but I'm a freak !
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