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DONKWOOD   

Call it a cake then. Same size. I ate pizza in Rome which was cut into squares. It was so delicious omg. Wish I could go back just for the pizza.

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Doing a pork shoulder sous vide today (small one, just under 2 lbs) for pulled park sandwiches tomorrow.

Most of these recipes say 48-60 hours, but ain't nobody got time for that, prolly do ~30 at 140 degrees and have for dinner tomorrow. Meat should pull easily by then I would think.

Had one of the worst pizzas I've ever eaten in Milan. Felt like I'd been cheated.

EDIT: Not sure what I read there. How do you get bad pizza in Milan? That blows.

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Doing a pork shoulder sous vide today (small one, just under 2 lbs) for pulled park sandwiches tomorrow.

Most of these recipes say 48-60 hours, but ain't nobody got time for that, prolly do ~30 at 140 degrees and have for dinner tomorrow. Meat should pull easily by then I would think.

let us know how it goes. full disclosure, I've never done a pork butt sous vide so I can't speak from experience there. but 140 does sound a little low. nothing wrong with shortening the time as long as you increase the temp. I would think 150-160 would work better but like I said, never tried it. good luck whatever you go with.

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AmSlim22   

Call it a cake then. Same size. I ate pizza in Rome which was cut into squares. It was so delicious omg. Wish I could go back just for the pizza.

it has a crust as well.

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djg23   

EDIT: Not sure what I read there. How do you get bad pizza in Milan? That blows.

Exactly. Somehow managed to find the only place in Italy that can't make a pizza apparently. Worst day ever.

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let us know how it goes. full disclosure, I've never done a pork butt sous vide so I can't speak from experience there. but 140 does sound a little low. nothing wrong with shortening the time as long as you increase the temp. I would think 150-160 would work better but like I said, never tried it. good luck whatever you go with.

most say 135-145 range, gonna hit it with the cast iron/blowtorch combo after anyways. I think 30 hours at 140 will get it done, we'll see

EDIT: just went to 145 since I'm shortening time

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right on. pulled pork is pulled pork. it will be delicious regardless. now you put the idea in my head and now I want to try it. maybe this weekend.

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80lballz   

most say 135-145 range, gonna hit it with the cast iron/blowtorch combo after anyways. I think 30 hours at 140 will get it done, we'll see

EDIT: just went to 145 since I'm shortening time

solid strategy. The crust is key, rub some brown sugar on it before blowtorch. you're welcome

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brown sugar was 2nd most used ingredient in my rub, next to paprika. pre-rubbed before putting in the sous vide tho

but I may hit it with some more rub before I torch it, or at least brown sugar and maybe some sauce

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yea, precise control is good. mainly less moisture will be squeezed out of the fibers at the lower temp. you can bring the meat to the temperature you want, which lets you break down connective tissue and render fat without overcooking it and drying it out.

like with a pork shoulder, it will be up to a safe temperature and "cooked" in a few hours. it's about breaking down the connective tissue so it's fall-apart. you definitely don't need an immersion circulator but it makes a difference in the texture.

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Admiral   

Are you going for pulled pork or a steak like texture? If you want pulled pork crank that up to 150-155.

edit: that was after my first pass. 145 should get it done, under cooked pulled pork is really disappointing though just an FYI. I pulled a shoulder from the smoker a little too early and it just wasn't up to snuff.

Thinking about doing some beef ribs and pork shoulder this weekend for the masters.

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midmoguy   

yea, precise control is good. mainly less moisture will be squeezed out of the fibers at the lower temp. you can bring the meat to the temperature you want, which lets you break down connective tissue and render fat without overcooking it and drying it out.

like with a pork shoulder, it will be up to a safe temperature and "cooked" in a few hours. it's about breaking down the connective tissue so it's fall-apart. you definitely don't need an immersion circulator but it makes a difference in the texture.

Interesting. Whenever I smoke pork butts, I leave them on until the temp is around 200 degrees. It usually has to be pretty close to that temp before the meat will pull easily. I'm anxious to see how this works.

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Admiral   

Interesting. Whenever I smoke pork butts, I leave them on until the temp is around 200 degrees. It usually has to be pretty close to that temp before the meat will pull easily. I'm anxious to see how this works.

Smoking and sous vide are very different techniques. Pork collagen will break down at 145 but it needs a significantly more amount of time to do it. When you smoke you go up to 200 because that's where collagen will break down in the 1-2 hour cook time. In a sous vide instead of holding for 2 hours you're holding for 20.

It will definitely work but there wont be the delicious bark that makes pulled pork a favorite of mine. Their should be less moisture loss but that piece of pork just isn't that flavorful so you'll get flavor from seasoning and pan searing after the cook.

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Are you going for pulled pork or a steak like texture? If you want pulled pork crank that up to 150-155.

edit: that was after my first pass. 145 should get it done, under cooked pulled pork is really disappointing though just an FYI. I pulled a shoulder from the smoker a little too early and it just wasn't up to snuff.

Thinking about doing some beef ribs and pork shoulder this weekend for the masters.

couldn't agree more on temp; ive started to take my pulled pork off about 207 degrees and there is actually a real difference even compared to taking them off at 202 or 203...been tossing half in a light vinegar sauce and its been amazing

usually foil/butcher paper wrap them around 175-180

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not only am I expecting this to pull easily at 145, it should fall apart on its own when I'm trying to sear it, which is why I may go blowtorch.

"Seal the bag and cook for 24-72 hours at somewhere between 135-145ºF (57-62ºC). After a day, you’ll have tender pork steaks. After two, fall-apart pulled pork."

http://sousvidely.com/sous-vide-pulled-pork/

this one says "This really comes out more like "chopped pork" than a real sous vide pulled pork but I love it cooked at the lower temperature. For a more traditional pulled pork you can raise the temperature to 145°F / 62.8°C or even 155°F / 68.3°C."

http://www.amazingfoodmadeeasy.com/info/modernist-recipes/more/sous-vide-pulled-pork-sandwiches-

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another one at 135 for 1-2 days: http://www.amazingfoodmadeeasy.com/info/modernist-recipes/more/sous-vide-pulled-pork-recipe

seems pretty standard to do it the way I am doing it

It will definitely work but there wont be the delicious bark that makes pulled pork a favorite of mine. Their should be less moisture loss but that piece of pork just isn't that flavorful so you'll get flavor from seasoning and pan searing after the cook.

obv that is the plan

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yep. this is a pretty small shoulder. they make torches at every size, saw like 50 of them at the smoke shop yesterday (for people that dab wax etc)

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