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Jul 12, 2008 11:22 AM

pork shoulder question...

if cooking a pork shoulder early (2-3 hours), once it's done & shredded, can it sit on low in a slow cooker or should it go in the fridge for an hour & be heated back up? can it get overcooked? It was originally cooked in the oven, not slow cooker

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  1. If you're doing pulled pork, 2-3 hours is not nearly enough if you're going low and slow. It's hard to overcook -- my husband typically cooks them for 8-12 hours on the smoker, and then warms in a low oven the next day for a bit BBQ if he's also doing ribs.

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    1. re: roxlet

      if it can be warmed the next day on low then think low in the slow cooker is fine- I meant re-heated 2-3 hours. you might have misunderstood- I already slow cooked it in the oven prior to shredding. thanks- my main concern is can it overcook, as it is perfect out of the oven.

      1. re: readytocook

        It can't overcook, exactly, but it will sure dry out if you let it!