Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Tangi, kylel, Confessor, May Harrison, Cowboy nation
60408 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77307
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43776
BOBO the Clown 41082
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33682
bill oxner 32562
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30555
facebook
Forum Stats
60408 Members
45 Forums
475493 Topics
6237774 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#5469115 - 12/10/14 09:39 AM Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros...
dfwroadkill Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3259
Loc: D/FW, TX
I have smoked a lot of pork in the smoker. Boston Butts, wild hog hams and whatnot. Some say the internal temp of the meat needs to reach 180 in order for the collagen to break down and the meat to become tender. I have noticed that it seems to be closer to 195 and sometimes a little over 200 for me. Regardless, I have been able to repeatedly produce excellent pork (wild or store bought) off the smoker.

My question is...does the same principal apply in the crock pot. It seems it would. This would mean the crock pot would have to be turned up higher than with other cuts in order to get the desired tenderness. Yes/no?

Thank you for any helpful input in advance. up

Top
#5469117 - 12/10/14 09:39 AM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
dfwroadkill Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3259
Loc: D/FW, TX

Top
#5469130 - 12/10/14 09:44 AM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
Wilhunt Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2309
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Have cooked pork many times with crock pot. Put ham or shoulders in pot after seasoning, add veggies and set it on high. Set heat to low after roughly 6 hours depending on the crock pot as some cook faster than others. Meat will fall off the bone.

Top
#5469143 - 12/10/14 09:51 AM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
dfwroadkill Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3259
Loc: D/FW, TX
I have learned that a crock pot isn't a crock pot isn't a crock pot where heat is concerned. No two seem to have the same idea of low and high. It sounds like you are saying run it 6 hours on high with no regard for what the temp is, then set it to low, but for how long? I think this may be on the right track, high for a long period as long as you don't overdo it, then low.....and add check the internal temp...or just check for it to beak down?

Top
#5469184 - 12/10/14 10:04 AM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
Cast Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 14901
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Crock pot stews in juices, moderating temps. Kinda apples and oranges to compare to smoking.

I always smoke near to, but under 200 degrees.
_________________________
Cast



I have a short attention spa

Top
#5469314 - 12/10/14 11:07 AM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
PMK Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 4942
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
my wife does all sorts of cuts of meat (pork roast/butts/loins, beef roast/brisket, ribs, etc.) in a crock pot. She normally sears the meat in a skillet, places crock pot bag (OMGoodness this is the slickest thing since sliced bread and makes clean up a breeze), places the meat in the crock pot, adds a cup of beef or chicken broth, (can cut up vegetables/potatoes/onion on top), put on the lid, turn it on LOW (8 hour cycle I think) ... off to work she goes, dinner is ready when we get home that evening.

I have found that I can smoke brisket, ribs, pork butts, etc. in my smoker for 8-10 hours at very low temperature and instead of wrapping with higher heat to actually cook the meat, merely take inside, toss it in the crock pot (with bag) a little apple juice or homemade mopping sauce, put on the lid, turn on LOW and 6-8 hours later some of the tenderest meats ever. Still has a great smoke flavor too. Doesn't take much liquid in the bottom as it will make a lot of it's own juices (remember, I smoked it, not cooked it on the smoker).

this last method works great for when I fire up the pit and cook a large quantity of a variety of meats, vacuum seal, freeze for later ...
_________________________
"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~

Top
#5469323 - 12/10/14 11:11 AM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
dfwroadkill Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3259
Loc: D/FW, TX
Yes, absolutely agree, the crock pot bags are a work saver. Use them all the time. Thanks for the write up. up

Top
#5469350 - 12/10/14 11:19 AM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
PMK Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 4942
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
and I agree, not all crock pots are created equal. We have several but my go to is a larger oval shaped one that has an automatic cut off. Has Low, Med, Hi settings that are various lengths of time and temperatures. We also have a much smaller one that will burn the crud out of cheese dip cause it doesn't have auto off and only one temperature setting, have to manually turn on/off/on/off/on/off when the cheese dip starts to harden.
_________________________
"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~

Top
#5469410 - 12/10/14 11:41 AM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: Wilhunt]
NewGulf Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 14168
Loc: New Gulf, Texas
Originally Posted By: wilhunt
Have cooked pork many times with crock pot. Put ham or shoulders in pot after seasoning, add veggies and set it on high. Set heat to low after roughly 6 hours depending on the crock pot as some cook faster than others. Meat will fall off the bone.



this right here! i cook one about once a month during the year and twice a month in winter they come out excellent every time!

Top
#5469615 - 12/10/14 01:37 PM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
Jhunt Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 211
Loc: Corsicana
Do a search for the crockpot made by Ninja. Best crock pot we have ever bought. Believe me , we have bought them all. Kinda pricey, but it is well worth it if you make a lot of roasts, chili, stews... It has a unique feature that allows you to control the heat a lot more than the competitors. It has a roasting setting where you can crank it up high enough to sear your meats or saute your vegtables then you flip the dial to the crockpot setting and continue cooking low and slow. We sear a pork shoulder on both sides. Turn it to crockpot low setting. Season with your fav. pork rub seasoning, pour half bottle of your fav. barbeque sauce on it and 1 can of Dr.Pepper. Cook on low 8 hrs or until pulls apart and you will think you left it on the smoker all day. Makes pretty good pulled pork!

Top
#5469649 - 12/10/14 01:59 PM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
dfwroadkill Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3259
Loc: D/FW, TX
Thanks! I'll check into it... up

Top
#5470506 - 12/10/14 09:40 PM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
dogcatcher Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 77307
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
I have no idea how a crock pot does it, but I love what it does. We have 2 and frequently use both at the same time. Cook the meat in one and the veggies in the other.
_________________________
Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
"Illegitimus non carborundum est"

_______ Old style calls for today's outdoorsman_________

Top
#5471631 - 12/11/14 02:55 PM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
Bandit 200 XP Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/24/14
Posts: 156
Loc: Ray Roberts
I love my crock pots also,they make good pull pork.

Top
#5472004 - 12/11/14 06:45 PM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
SapperTitan Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 17014
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I smoke pork butts until internal temp is between 200-205 and it is always perfect and bone just slides out.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.


Top
#5483597 - 12/17/14 12:13 PM Re: Crock Pot Pork - ? for the pros... [Re: dfwroadkill]
bhatx89 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/23/14
Posts: 32
Loc: Central Tx
I actually have a venison roast in the crock pot now laugh

doing pulled/BBQ pork in a crock pot can be tricky as others have said it kinda stews in its own juices so you wanna make sure you trim as much fat as possible without affecting the overall moisture of the meat. I general trim the fat season it over night with a pork rub (Paprika,salt,brown sugar,garlic powder) 6-8hrs until you can pull it with your thumb/forefinger. Drain the grease/fat and add your BBQ sauce of choice.
_________________________
"If a cat has Kittens in the oven that doesn't make them biscuits"

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide