What is the best pork to use for pulled pork sandwiches?

The best cut of pork for pulled pork is pork shoulder.

shoulder butt roast.

What can I add to pulled pork to make it moist?

To combine both methods, all you will really need to do is open the lid of the crockpot every so often and spray white wine, apple juice, or chicken broth in it to keep it moist. To make sure that all parts of the pulled pork are being sufficiently moistened, you will also want to stir it up while you are doing this.

Why does my pulled pork not pull apart?

It could be one of two reasons. Either you cooked it too long at too high a temperature so it dried out. Or you didn’t cook it quite long enough for it to pull apart easily. I find cooking in a bit of liquid helps make it more tender as well.

Why is my smoked pulled pork dry?

You might have a bad temperature probe you should check it in boiling water to see if it reads 212F. Cause that is quite a long smoke for that size of cut. Usually the the window for pulled pork is 190-205F, remember when it probes like butter that’s when it’s ready not at a certain degree of temperature.

Do you season pulled pork after pulling?

Absolutely, you need to re-season your pulled meat. I always retain some bark and chop it and add that back in. I also add juices trapped in the resting foil. Next I use a finishing rub, which is your favorite rub ground super fine in your spice grinder.

Should I put rub on pork overnight?

It’s really all a matter of preference. The salt in the rub can get drawn in and do some good if you put it on the night before.

What happens if you cook pulled pork too long?

It’s hard to overcook the well-marbled and fatty shoulder cut. However, it can become mushy due to the acids in the sauce if the cooking continues too long beyond the recommended cook times. Make sure to keep an eye on the pork and take a bite for the best gauge of doneness.

Does pulled pork get more tender the longer you cook it?

No. Unless the pork is central to a slow-cooked, stew-like recipe, like pork and tomatillo chile, cooking a pork longer will just dry it out. It will not make it more tender. Some pork boneless chops get tougher as they cook however, stewing or cooking I.

Should you let pulled pork rest?

Proper pulled pork must be cooked well done, that is, to about 195 degrees F. Give it a rest: As with all grilled or roasted meats, you should let a cooked pork shoulder rest before chopping or serving it. This “relaxes” the meat, making it juicier and more flavorful.

How do you make tough pulled pork tender?

Pulled Pork Sandwhiches

Using a fork, drag the tines across the grain of the pork until the entire roast is shredded. Add pork and enough sauce to cover to a medium pot or crock pot. Reheat on low for two hours, check for tenderness and cook for an additional two hours if desired.