Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Lost Username or Password | Pitmaster Club Information, | Join 30 Days Free | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse

Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early!
Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
See more
See less

Re- Reheating Frozen Pulled Pork

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • holehogg
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2014
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Re- Reheating Frozen Pulled Pork

    I have read somewhere Meathead recommend reheating frozen pulled pork in the microwave. Is this done in the microwave from frozen or defrost in fridge and then nuke. I defrosted mine in a bowl on a defrost setting in micro and then a quick 30 secs on high. Turned out a bit dry but a topping of KC BBQ sauce did help a bit. I do not have an SV. A week or so ago I defrosted in fridge and then added a bit of apple juice and water to a pan and heated liquid before adding PP. Was definitely moister but was a little sweet from the liquid that must have been a heavy tipple of apple juice.
  • smokenoob
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 997
    • Gulf Breeze, Florida

    #2
    I put my leftover pulled pork in 2-serving food saved packs in the freezer. To reheat, I boil a pot of water, turn down to simmer when it starts to boil, throw in the unopened frozen pack and simmer for 10-15 minutes. My theory is the unopened pack preserves the moisture.

    Comment


    • RonB
      RonB commented
      Editing a comment
      That's what I do too.

    • randy56
      randy56 commented
      Editing a comment
      X 4, sometimes I use turkey frier with water, when doing several butts at a time. be careful not to melt the bag, also when i vacuum pack, I'll cut a large chunk of butter, and slip it in before freezing.

    • smokenoob
      smokenoob commented
      Editing a comment
      I'm gonna butter one up next time and see how I like it!
  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9762
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    #3
    I like to spray it with a little apple juice or cider and wrap in aluminum foil then heat it in the oven @ 275* it comes out moist every time.

    Comment


    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
      Editing a comment
      DWCowles Don't have an oven in my trailer - Oh I do the smoker just not to heavy on the spritzing bit. Maybe once heated can drop the oven temp and hold to keep warm.

    • DWCowles
      DWCowles commented
      Editing a comment
      You don’t have to spritz it if you don’t want too. I just do it to add a little extra flavor.
  • choffert
    Club Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 138
    • Seabeck, WA
    • Blaz'n Grill Works Grid Iron
      Weber Summit S-470
      Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24 (given away)... :-(
      Thermoworks Chef Alarm
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks ThermaPen Mk 4
      Anova Sous Vide circulator
      A forest full of Maple and Alder...

    #4
    I usually pack 1.5 lb packages with a couple pats of butter in a vacuum sealer to freeze, then reheat using SV or hot water in a pot (not boiling) and it's never dry. Take the warmed up bag and squeeze it to distribute the butter prior to opening and enjoy!

    Comment


    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
      Editing a comment
      choffert SV is on my list of HTB (have to buy)

    • Mitchl
      Mitchl commented
      Editing a comment
      +1 for butter and reheat in vacuum bag in hot water. Butter helps add back some moisture and mouth feel.

    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
      Editing a comment
      Mitchl I love butter and can relate to how it will enhance things.
  • Willy
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 1787
    • High Desert of the Great Southwest

    #5
    I second choffert and smokenoob, though I never add the butter.

    Comment


    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
      Editing a comment
      Willy maybe a bit of pork lard or bacon fat instead?

    • Willy
      Willy commented
      Editing a comment
      Holehogg: I've found the meat to be fine without added fat or liquid. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt add either, though. I mean, how could bacon fat or butter (or apple juice) not help? Cook's choice!

    • Polarbear777
      Polarbear777 commented
      Editing a comment
      Leftover bacon grease is useful in these situations. :-)
  • jfmorris
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2730
    • Huntsville, Alabama
    • Jim Morris

      Cookers
      • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
      • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
      • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
      • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
      • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
      • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
      • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
      • Anova
      Thermometers
      • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
      • Thermoworks Dot
      • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
      • Thermoworks RT600C
      Beverages
      • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

    #6
    I reheat 1 pound portions of pulled pork from frozen in the vacuum sealed bags, in the microwave. Used to drop the bag in a pot of boiling water, but don’t bother any more. I put it on defrost for 1 pound meat - then on high for a couple more minutes, open the bag, pour into a bowl and fluff up and serve. Just did that this week with some oh-so-good Blues Hog Tennessee Red sauce, which I also toss some chopped cabbage in as a slaw.

    Another way I like to reheat pulled pork is in a skillet with some oil, to crisp it up carnitas style for pulled pork tacos.

    Comment


    • smokenoob
      smokenoob commented
      Editing a comment
      I'll have to try it your way in the faux oven....

    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
      Editing a comment
      jfmorris what I tried this evening was 200g (1/4 pound) in a zip bag that I removed and did as described above in micro. I also found it to be less smokey... flavourful than the day it was cooked. I shouldn't imagine the quantity you freeze it in wouldn't make a difference to reheating in micro method.

    • jfmorris
      jfmorris commented
      Editing a comment
      holehogg I don't think being reheated would affect smokiness. Maybe just being left over is the cause for being different? Unfortunately, unlike most vacuum sealer bags, the zip lock bags are not good for dropping in a pot of boiling water, as they cannot take the heat.
  • Frozen Smoke
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1528
    • Northern Mn

    #7
    I defrost in a fridge and reheat in a crock pot. Never dry but my pulled pork is always very moist before I vacuum seal and freeze. I usually freeze in 3lb bags. There is just so much you can do with left over pulled pork. I like to throw a little bit on the flat top with some butter to crisp it up a bit and then pile it on top of a burger.

    Comment


    • smokenoob
      smokenoob commented
      Editing a comment
      yum! great idea! my DW made pulled pork enchiladas with our last butt, OMG they were good!

    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
      Editing a comment
      Agree with so much to do with left over PP. I have even mad a cottage pie that was so good.

Announcement

Collapse

Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early!
Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
See more
See less
Working...
X
Meat-Up in Memphis

T-Shirts & More T-Shirts & More
Order men's and women's T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Aprons, Mugs, Caps, Tote Bags, Flasks, and more, all imprinted with the Pitmaster Club logo. There's even a spiral bound journal where you can make notes on your cooks.

Cool Embroidered Shirt Cool Embroidered Shirt
This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

Click here for more info.

Support ARC

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, and it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! And remember, we only recommend products we love. If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon.

https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

BBQ Stars

Spotlight

These are not ads or paid placements. These Are Some Of Our Favorite Tools And Toys.

These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

Use our links when you buy things

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon

https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

 


Placeholder

Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

slow n sear

The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

the good one grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


The Undisputed Champion!

thermapen

The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal .


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

Placeholder

Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


Placeholder

G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

Click here to read our detailed review

Click here to order from Amazon


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only


kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review


Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review


Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order