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Here are a few notes about the ‘que:
- Shoulder-The pork shoulder on my sandwich was very moist and tender-perhaps too tender, bordering mushy. The meat also had very little of the crusty bits of bark.
- Shoulder-After seeing the logs burning and the old pit, I had high hopes. But to my disappointment, the meat just didn’t reflect any of that. Despite fireplace logs being burned down to coals and shoveled into an old-school cinderblock pit, my sandwich was nearly void of smoke flavor. Perhaps the meat was wrapped in the foil too early in the cook, if not from the beginning, which locks in moisture, but impedes the absorption of smoke flavor. Also, too much time in the foil will result in mushy meat.
Sauce-The sauce was very thin, somewhat sweet and slightly tangy. My best guess would be a concoction of ketchup, hot sauce and water.
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