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Smoked then Sous Vide?

Time crunch.... making pulled pork for work lunch meeting tomorrow. Threw 8lbs on the egg- turbo for about 4 hrs until stalled around 165/170. It was around 11 PM and I couldn’t wrap and finish and then wait for it to cool down etc before bed. Decided to vacuum seal and drop in the sous vide until tomorrow. Question I have- recipes call for going 18-24 hrs in bath at 165. I only have 12 hrs... should I set higher, say 175 or just go at 165?  Anyone ever tried this?



LBGE in Elm Grove, WI

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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 3,039
    You need final temp to get to 195 or so to be able to pull. Not sure you can get that high on the sous vide. You could go with the oven. 
    Greensboro, NC
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,216
    My understanding is different. Connective tissue start breaking down just a few degrees above muscle cooking. It goes very slowly till 180F, and so meat will be pullable usually by 190F. However, many hours in SV will do the same thing. For instance, short ribs will be very tender after 3 days at 135F.

    My guess is that 12 hours at 165 may be too long, and the meat muscle itself will be quite de-natured. Edible but mushy. I'd be inclined to drop the temp to around 145F.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,547
    gdenby said:
    My understanding is different. Connective tissue start breaking down just a few degrees above muscle cooking. It goes very slowly till 180F, and so meat will be pullable usually by 190F. However, many hours in SV will do the same thing. For instance, short ribs will be very tender after 3 days at 135F.

    My guess is that 12 hours at 165 may be too long, and the meat muscle itself will be quite de-natured. Edible but mushy. I'd be inclined to drop the temp to around 145F.
    Never in this situation before but I would follow @gdenby advice.
    Even if it's not 100% pullable it should still be tender enough to chop and eat.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,166
    edited October 8
    The meat is "done" now, just not pullable. You might consider cutting it into chunks and pulling it with a stand mixer. I have done it with pork loin and it works.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • WanasmokeWanasmoke Posts: 363
    Update: I put the meat in sous vide right out of the egg around 11pm last night. Removed around noon (12-13 hrs at 165). Pulled perfectly tender and moist!  Other than losing the bark from soaking in the juices it was great!  Works nicely in a time crunch but sacrifices a little texture. 

    LBGE in Elm Grove, WI
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