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SAK5252

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Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Tue, 01/8/13 3:26 PM (permalink)
I have a question for you smokers out there. We just finished our food truck build and are looking to smoke pork loin and serve it was a sandwich. What have you found is the best way to "pull" the loin? We are looking into getting a  Ro-man pork puller (porkpuller.com), as I know it works wonders with the butt, but Im not sure how it will work with the loin.  
Any suggestions?  
SAK 
 
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    bbqbeets

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    Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Tue, 01/8/13 4:42 PM (permalink)
    SAK5252


    I have a question for you smokers out there. We just finished our food truck build and are looking to smoke pork loin and serve it was a sandwich. What have you found is the best way to "pull" the loin? We are looking into getting a  Ro-man pork puller (porkpuller.com), as I know it works wonders with the butt, but Im not sure how it will work with the loin.  
    Any suggestions?  
    SAK 

    I think you would be more  successful thin slicing the loin for the sandwich. In my experience loin is not pull friendly. Bone in boston butt should give the best yield . The Roman fork is fast & easy but you will have some stuff ( fat , gristle , etc ) to clean out of
    the meat .
     
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      chewingthefat

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      Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Tue, 01/8/13 4:59 PM (permalink)
      Since you want to cook a loin to 135-145 degrees max, you ain't going to be able to do any pulling, there is no reason to, just slice it, top it with sausage gravy, and watch the line grow!
       
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        3 Olives

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        Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Tue, 01/8/13 5:04 PM (permalink)
        SAK5252


        I have a question for you smokers out there. We just finished our food truck build and are looking to smoke pork loin and serve it was a sandwich. What have you found is the best way to "pull" the loin? We are looking into getting a  Ro-man pork puller (porkpuller.com), as I know it works wonders with the butt, but Im not sure how it will work with the loin.  
        Any suggestions?  
        SAK 

        You can chop a loin but you can't pull one. A loin sandwich is going to be much more expensive than one made from a butt or shoulder.

         
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          asromatifoso

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          Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Tue, 01/8/13 7:47 PM (permalink)
          I do boston butts by shredding them with two forks. Just keep working at it until you have a big pile of meat, then douse it in your favorite sauce. I agree with most other posters here that loin is not the way to go for pulled pork.
           
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            SAK5252

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            Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Tue, 01/8/13 7:59 PM (permalink)
            I think we are gonna go the slicing route. Thanks guys!
             
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              JRPfeff

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              Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Tue, 01/8/13 11:20 PM (permalink)
              I use rubber dipped cotton gloves I buy at the hardware store for a couple bucks a pair.  They keep my fingers from being burned, yet still allow enough dexterity to pull the pork and pick out bits of fat and gristle.
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Wed, 01/9/13 12:16 AM (permalink)
                You can pick your nose and you can pick your friends, but you can't pull a loin!
                (Or something like that!)
                 
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                  chewingthefat

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                  Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Wed, 01/9/13 1:22 PM (permalink)
                  JRPfeff


                  I use rubber dipped cotton gloves I buy at the hardware store for a couple bucks a pair.  They keep my fingers from being burned, yet still allow enough dexterity to pull the pork and pick out bits of fat and gristle.

                  Use Tongs, makes life much easier.

                   
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                    chewingthefat

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                    Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Wed, 01/9/13 1:24 PM (permalink)
                    Foodbme


                    You can pick your nose and you can pick your friends, but you can't pull a loin!
                    (Or something like that!)

                    You can also pick your butt.

                     
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                      kevincad

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                      Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Wed, 01/9/13 1:28 PM (permalink)
                      bbqbeets


                      SAK5252


                      I have a question for you smokers out there. We just finished our food truck build and are looking to smoke pork loin and serve it was a sandwich. What have you found is the best way to "pull" the loin? We are looking into getting a  Ro-man pork puller (porkpuller.com), as I know it works wonders with the butt, but Im not sure how it will work with the loin.  
                      Any suggestions?  
                      SAK 

                      I think you would be more  successful thin slicing the loin for the sandwich. In my experience loin is not pull friendly. Bone in boston butt should give the best yield . The Roman fork is fast & easy but you will have some stuff ( fat , gristle , etc ) to clean out of
                      the meat .

                      I agree 100%, loin just doesn't pull. If you smoke a butt to perfection, it will pull with fingers just fine, fall apart wonderful!!
                       
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                        kevincad

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                        Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Wed, 01/9/13 1:30 PM (permalink)
                        JRPfeff


                        I use rubber dipped cotton gloves I buy at the hardware store for a couple bucks a pair.  They keep my fingers from being burned, yet still allow enough dexterity to pull the pork and pick out bits of fat and gristle.

                        Yes, if it's a butt, and it's done perfectly, fingers are all that's needed, it will just about fall apart.  A loin won't.
                         
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                          kevincad

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                          Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Wed, 01/9/13 1:31 PM (permalink)
                          chewingthefat


                          Foodbme


                          You can pick your nose and you can pick your friends, but you can't pull a loin!
                          (Or something like that!)

                          You can also pick your butt.

                          But you can't pick your friend's butt....
                           
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                            edwmax

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                            Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Wed, 01/9/13 2:04 PM (permalink)
                            A $100 bucks for a Ro-man pork puller, I can make one for less than $5.   With the stuff I have in the shop, it would cost $0
                             
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                              Foodbme

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                              Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Thu, 01/10/13 1:50 AM (permalink)
                               
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                                chewingthefat

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                                Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Thu, 01/10/13 5:47 PM (permalink)
                                Why anyone would tear a pork butt apart so it can get dried out and lose moistness and heat, beats me. Pull it as ordered, with tongs, it's real simple.
                                 
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                                  pnwchef

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                                  Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Thu, 01/10/13 8:53 PM (permalink)
                                  Chewy knows a good butt when he see's one...........
                                   
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                                    chewingthefat

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                                    Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Fri, 01/11/13 11:25 AM (permalink)
                                    pnwchef


                                    Chewy knows a good butt when he see's one...........

                                    Yep, been checking them out since I was 13 I believe!

                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Fri, 01/11/13 11:31 AM (permalink)
                                      chewingthefat


                                      pnwchef


                                      Chewy knows a good butt when he see's one...........

                                      Yep, been checking them out since I was 13 I believe!

                                      Wow! You got a late start.
                                       
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                                        OxDawg

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                                        Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Fri, 01/11/13 12:39 PM (permalink)
                                        Slicing a loin is the best way to go for using just a loin. What I do is cook both  loins or hams along with my shoulders, chop then, and blend the meat together. The result is a tasty BBQ that is ready for a good sauce.
                                         
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                                          chewingthefat

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                                          Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Fri, 01/11/13 5:41 PM (permalink)
                                          Michael Hoffman


                                          chewingthefat


                                          pnwchef


                                          Chewy knows a good butt when he see's one...........

                                          Yep, been checking them out since I was 13 I believe!

                                          Wow! You got a late start.

                                          The key word here is START!

                                           
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                                            Antilope

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                                            Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Sun, 01/13/13 2:57 PM (permalink)
                                            To the original poster. This website seems to be full of the close-minded that know everything. Don't waste your time here. I won't anymore. There are other websites that are more welcoming. 
                                            <message edited by Antilope on Mon, 01/14/13 3:16 AM>
                                             
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                                              Relentless

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                                              Re:Pulled pork LOIN? "Pulling" suggestions Fri, 04/26/13 9:34 AM (permalink)
                                              Antilope


                                              To the original poster. This website seems to be full of the close-minded that know everything. Don't waste your time here. I won't anymore. There are other websites that are more welcoming. 

                                              Hate to see a thread die on such a sour note You sir, are the only poster in the thread wasting anyone's time. I thought everyone else made polite and positive comments. When everyone that responds says the same thing...it's just possible that at least some of them know what they are talking about. They are correct...you can't pull a pork loin.
                                               
                                              I'm just happy to find a thread on here about food. At least I know where to go if I need information on how to build a food truck  It's all good.........still plenty of interest here.
                                               
                                              Best............John
                                               
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