How do you keep pulled pork moist after pulling it?

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You don't want to use a higher heat setting, or you might end up overcooking the pulled pork, which would just dry it out even more. To combine both methods, all you will really need to do is open the lid of the crockpot every so often and spray white wine, apple juice, or chicken broth in it to keep it moist.
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It could be one of two reasons. Either you cooked it too long at too high a temperature so it dried out. Or you didn't cook it quite long enough for it to pull apart easily. I find cooking in a bit of liquid helps make it more tender as well.
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Cook for 2 to 4 hours, until fork tender. The pork is done when it is fork-tender (when the meat can be easily pierced with a fork without resistance and easily falls apart with a little pressure). If you're cooking pork on the bone, the meat should be falling off the bone.
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When you are smoking pulled pork it will take about 8-9 hours. To get the pork nice and tender you want to cook it over lower heat slowly. When using our wood fired grill I smoke the roast at 225 for about 3 hours and then switch to 275 for 6 hours or until it reaches the desired temperature of 190 degrees..
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Safe storage
  • Once your pork butt has finished cooking, wrap it as tightly as possible in foil and pinch off the ends. ...
  • Wrap the foil and pork parcel in a watertight plastic bag.
  • Place the whole package in a cooler filled with ice and cover it in ice.
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    It's hard to overcook the well-marbled and fatty shoulder cut. However, it can become mushy due to the acids in the sauce if the cooking continues too long beyond the recommended cook times. Make sure to keep an eye on the pork and take a bite for the best gauge of doneness.
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