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Pulled Pork Odyssey

Mission was to develop an affordable method to send a boneless Costco pulled pork shoulder from south Flarida to Meeshegun. Decided to start with a few smoked pork shoulders.


  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Next step was to pull and freeze.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Went to Home Depot looking for a cheapo scheme to test out and came home with box, insulation, and shipping tape.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Lined the box with insulation.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Dropped in the frozen pulled pork.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Threw in 6-8 lbs dry ice.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Closed the box up and monitored pork temperature through the box with our friend pinky.
  • Looks great.  Do you ship to Georgia? 
    Peachtree Corners, GA. Large BGE
  • Good luck - I tried those Costco Shoulders and I was happy with them. I know they are boneless but they still were excellent.  
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    After 48 hrs the pork was still frozen solid.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    edited February 2013
    But the home depot box was was going to cost too much to ship. So decided to try the USPS Large Flat Rate Box, which would cost an affordable fifteen bucks.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    edited February 2013
    Had to make some more pork but this time freeze it in a large baggie instead of the pan. Froze it and packed it into the Flat Rate box with 5 lb dry ice and dropped it off at USPS at 6 pm Monday. It arrived at 2 pm Wed thawed but still super cold. So it cost about 37 bucks total, including the pork. And its winter, probably would not try it in summer.
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,734

    Awesome!  I'm not gonna show this to my relatives, or else I would hafta ship food to all of them.  ;)

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,531
    You are the best. I would point them to the BGE store and show them how to get on this forum. Then again it's really not like real work.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Now that I've successfully demo'ed sending a Flat Rate Box of pulled pork from So. Fla. to MI I'm going to go long and send one to S.F. 
  • I once had a contract with UPS to ship stone crab claws ANYWHERE in the U.S.A. within a 24 hour period, and they guarenteed the product.  We shipped $80,000. in the first year, and never had a complaint.  We packaged them in styrofoam boxes NOT FROZEN with two frozen cooler packs.  Seaed the styrofoam box and the outside box and out the door!! 
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Companies in Alaska do that, using Fed Ex overnight, but like you they may have a contract and that contract may soften the premium shipping fees. I was looking for the next level of service, cost-wise. UPS, Fed Ex, and USPS would all LIKE to ship overnight and get the premium fee, all of which I think are about double or so (and based on weight) vs. the 15 bucks for the Large Flat Rate Box and two day method. Though I might want to rethink that a little because dry ice is not cheap and is about 10 bucks of the total cost.
  • I had a flat rate --  anywhere in the U.S.A. .  They actually set up a computer, linking me into their system.  It would print out the postage and address labels for each box.  The orders i recieved came thru the Nieman Marcus catalog.  Thats a lot of stone crab claws without ever messing one up !
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