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pulled pork??

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dreben
dreben Posts: 3
edited May 2012 in Pork
Hey ya egg heads!

I got three pork loin roast,  can I use this for pulled pork, or is my family going to think I screwed this up on mothers day.   I know pork butt is what you are suppose to use, just curious what is possibly going to happen and what the repercussion is.

thanks

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  • stike
    stike Posts: 15,597
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    even tenderloins will fall apart eventually.  but for flavor, i would recommend the tried and true shoulder.


    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,577
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    My opinion, and we all know what those are worth...I've never used pork loin because I think it is way too lean for pulled pork.  That said, here's a link to a great pork loin cook:

    http://www.bubbatim.com/Pork_Cooks.php 

    And if you search you will find more-but the "search" function here is very weak so google may be your best bet.  I'm sure others will chime in.

    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • The Cen-Tex Smoker
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    Good news is you stl have plenty of time to grab a shoulder before mother's day :). Pork Loins are awesome but I wouldn't do one as pulled
    Pork- especially if that's what mama wants for mothers day.
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • stike
    stike Posts: 15,597
    edited May 2012
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    lean just means less flavor, but it will still shred.

    my first experience with pulled pork was with a sandwich shop that would slow cook tenderloins (even leaner than the loin) until it became a shredded mass of fine fibers.  then they sauced the ever loving bajeezus out of it. 

    but i agree, no sense doing pulled pork unless it's a shoulder.  like trying to make pulled beef from tenderloin.  you can do it, but it's the food equivalent of a mixed metaphor
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • burr_baby33
    burr_baby33 Posts: 503
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    Pork loin is great sliced.  Cook to 145-150 and it will be great.  If she really wants pulled, we all recommend a shoulder.
  • dreben
    dreben Posts: 3
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    Thanks. For your help. I will get this figured out yet.