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Pulled Pork eat today or better the next day?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dave from mesa, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. dave from mesa

    dave from mesa Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Going to be using 2 butts for wifes b-day party.

    In order to have food for everyone on time am thinking of cooking the day before and reheating it. This way I don't have to be up a 3:00 am to start it but will if I have to.


    Is PP better the day it's cooked or the next or does it matter?

    If next what is the best way to reheat it?

    I've asked probably too many questions about this lately but this should be the last.

    Have done one before but am using diff rub and finishing sauce.

  2. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Same day next day , all good. Reheat in oven(alum pan?) crock pot is good also. I think pulled pork improves by sitting , so make it easy on yourself.
    Have a great party
  3. what he said - cover the Al pan to keep it moist, maybe add some finishing sauce (not too much) and it will be great.
  4. I put a pan under my butts to catch the juices. I start with some apple juice in the pan and maybe some onions and garlic, I usually put the butt into the pan after it reaches 175 IT and cover. De fat the drippings and mix some back in when reheating. I use a crock pot, but a covered pan in the oven also works well. PP is at least as good the second day and maybe better. Being able to do it on a more convenient schedule is a big benefit IMHO.