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cooking time for pulled pork?

italiana3 Jul 3, 2010 01:23 PM

Here is a silly question...but I will ask it because I do not want to mess up my fourth of july main dish!! The recipe calls for cooking a 5 pound pork shoulder for 6 hours at 300 degrees. However , I am making a larger roast....more like 15 pounds. Do cooking time is still the same, correct? Even though I increased the amount of meat, I still cook it for 6 hours at 300 degrees.
Thank you in advance!!!!

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  1. tommy RE: italiana3 Jul 3, 2010 01:26 PM

    If you cut it into thirds you'd be alright with the cook time. Otherwise, forget it.

    Is this the entire shoulder (butt and picnic)? 15 lbs is enormous.

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    1. re: tommy
      italiana3 RE: tommy Jul 3, 2010 01:34 PM

      well, it is cut into two pieces...what do you think?

    2. Antilope RE: italiana3 Jul 3, 2010 01:51 PM

      I use a meat thermometer and cook the pork to 200-F internal temperature. Some people prefer 190-F. Check it with a fork to see when it is tender. A 4-pound pork roast takes 4 to 5 hours in a crock pot to reach the 190-F to 200-F range. It has to reach this internal temperature for the meat to break down and become tender.

      1. thew RE: italiana3 Jul 3, 2010 02:03 PM

        i 1/2 to 2 hrs per pound. plan on ti taking longer than you think it will.

        neither time nor temp is the be all in low and slow . once you hit temp, you need to check if its pullable

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