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Old 09-29-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default How much sauce?

How much sauce do you use in your pulled pork? I always put the sauce on the side and add it to each sammy, but someone asked me how much to make when mixing it in the meat before.

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Old 09-29-2011, 06:13 PM   #2
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Ehh. I always put it on the side. Sometimes its better with no sauce. Many guys here put a vinegar based sauce as well. That u dont put much at all
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:18 PM   #3
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I don't pre sauce, but if I did, it would be very light - just enough to moisten it and make it glisten.

Pork drowned in sauce is a sign of poorly cooked pork or pork that has been sitting around way too long.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
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I put just a little to shine it up, then serve sauce on the side. Too much sauce good.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
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None. It's on the side if someone wants it.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:36 PM   #6
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^^^ like they guys said, none. I have sauceS on the side for the different sauce lovers. I'll usually have one or two variations on the NC vinegar sauces, a SC mustard style, and then a few variants of a KC gone Memphis sauce. One day I'll get some of that Alabama white sauce too....
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:47 PM   #7
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We have sauce on the side.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:06 PM   #8
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Necked also. If someone asks for sauce I take it as an insult. Although no one up here knows what real Q is:(
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:40 PM   #9
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I mix defatted pan drippings with a little E Carolina sauce and add enough back to make the pork shine.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:21 PM   #10
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Default you're supposed to put sauce on your Q. All these years I've been doing it wrong...

Being serious, I want to die when I see people drowning my Q in sauce. I try to explain, but its often too much work
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:48 PM   #11
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On the side, in jars, with an appropriate spoon for the portion people will need.

I learned this the hard way when my mom nearly choked to death after loading up a sandwich with vinegar and cayenne sauce straight out of a squeezie-bottle.
If I told people what I use to cook, they probably wouldn't want to eat my food...
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:58 PM   #12
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Sauce is always on the side here at my house. Most of my BBQ loving friends don't use it. They just enjoy the meat.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:48 AM   #13
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i usually do a pan with NC style vinegar sauce cuz it goes over well...just enough to make it glisten and a second pan plain. 3 sauces on side - nc vinegar sauce, mustard sauce and bbq sauce
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:08 AM   #14
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If people want it, they can add it themselves.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:40 AM   #15
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I always toss it with a light coating of Blues Hog Tennessee Red, then have a jar of that along with a jar of a KC-style variant for people if they want it. Most folks don't partake.
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