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Why do you put apple cider vinegar in pulled pork?

If your meat is hard to shred, it’s not done yet. A little bit of apple cider vinegar goes in here too and it really does the trick to break down the meat to make it more tender plus gives it just the right zip of extra flavor.

What can I use instead of cider in pulled pork?

Sometimes I’ll sub the apple cider vinegar out and use a local craft beer, like a pilsner or session ale. Chicken or vegetable stock are fine substitutes as well. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. (If short on time, cook on high for 4 hours).

Is Pulled Pork hard to make?

The built-in fat content that ripples through the muscle melts as it renders, essentially basting the meat on its own accord, says Jeff Lutonsky, the Oklahoma transplant who’s pitmaster at Brooklyn’s Mable’s Smokehouse. As a result, he says, “pulled pork is really hard to mess up.”

How do you make pulled pork fall apart?

TIP- They way we do it is Put it in oven at 190 F overnight and then middle of meat 190F when we wake up, but to add a little additional time (and make sure it is fall-apart-tender, we usually leave it in the oven at 225 F until lunch or dinner the next day). Take it out and unwrap it.

Can I cut a pork shoulder in half to smoke it?

Smoking Guru Or you might have a lot more of the shoulder cut in than us usually sold as a “butt” or pork shoulder blade roast. You will have no problem cutting that 10 pounder in half.

How do you keep a pork shoulder moist when smoking?

Place pork shoulder in the smoker and toss 4-6 wood chunks onto the hot coals. Cook for about 8 hours until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 200°F on an instant read thermometer. Mop the shoulder every hour with mop sauce to keep it moist.

How long do I smoke a 10 lb pork shoulder?

Cook until the meat is exceptionally and sigh-inducingly tender and reaches an internal temperature of 185° to 195°F (85° to 90°C), somewhere between 10 to 14 hours or about 1 1/2 hours per pound of meat. Let the meat rest for at least 30 minutes.

Can you make pulled pork in advance?

Thankfully, pulled pork can lighten the load a bit. Rather than worrying about timing, you can make it in advance and heat it up about two hours before mealtime.

What side goes with pulled pork?

What to Serve With Pulled Pork: 15 Pulled Pork Sides

  • Collard greens.
  • Coleslaw.
  • Cucumber and Tomato Salad.
  • Fruit Salad.
  • French Fries.
  • Cornbread.
  • Corn Fritters.
  • Biscuits.

How do you shred forks with pulled pork?

How to Shred Pulled Pork

  1. Place the cooked meat on a large cutting board. Use a large knife to cut the meat into large pieces.
  2. Insert two forks into a piece of meat and pull in opposite directions to get long, thin shreds. Repeat with remaining meat.

What’s the easiest way to shred pork?

Using your Kitchenaid Mixer is probably the fastest and easiest way to shred meat! Simply place meat cooked meat in your mixing bowl, attach your Flat Beater Paddle, lock lever, and turn to medium speed for approx. 30 seconds, or until meat has shredded.