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To sauce or not

OK, I've just done a pulled pork - 8 hours Turbo, 20 hours Low and Slo at 225. Do I slather it in sauce before serving, or let the meat speak for itself? My opinion is to serve the sauce on the side. I've dry rubbed the meat, and added smoke to create a great tasting meat. If I smother it in sauce, that will be all you taste, and I might as well as coked it n a crock pot. Thoughts?
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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 2,871
    edited October 2013
    I base it on who's going to be eating it. For bigger groups of people I leave the sauce out and let them pick out the sauce they want to use. Friends and family dig the Blues Hog sauce so it gets sauced before being served with them.

    Pulled pork is a great cook because most people don't have it very often, and are just happy to eat it sauced or not when being served. Can't go wrong both ways
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,574
    Sauce on the side. Just my $0.02 .

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  • +1 sauces on the side!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,920
    I agree with the gentlemen who previously posted.  I like the east cost sauces, and they shine when added via plastic squeeze bottle by the end eater.  Saucing on the grill works great for ribs n chicken.  Caramelize that sheet.
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  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 462
    Sauce on the side! Usually have 2-3 different sauces(homemade) let the guest decide,sweet and sticky,applebutter(my favorite!)and heat and sweet! :D
  • +1 with what @nolaegghead said.
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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