I cooked the pork shoulder. I put it in my big cast iron pot, I think it is a 6 qt. It is covered in porcelain. I trimmed a lot of the fat off. One whole side is covered in fat, so I cut that off the best I could. It still has a lot of fat all through it, but it melts off. I put a little bit of water in the pan. You don’t need to do that. I started cooking it on 250F degrees. I turned it on about 10PM. At 4:oo am, I got up to check it. You could smell it cooking all over the house. I tried taking it out to the garage, but the plugs didn’t work out there. I guess something out there tripped the breaker. So I carried it all back into the kitchen. I opened the pot. It had a lot a liquid in it. The pot was half full of liquid. I took a lot of the liquid out. All that fat melts and makes liquid. I put the pot back in the Nesco and turned the temp down to 225F. I cooked it until about 10:30 AM the next morning, so it cooked for 12 hours. I put on rubber gloves and took the pork out of the pot and pulled it all apart and threw away the fat parts. Shred it up with a fork. It is fall apart tender. It turned out really good.
I put it on toasted bread and poured on BBQ sauce. I think it
would be better on a bun next time. You end up with a lot of meat.
I have been watching Food Network, and they go to a lot of B-B-Q places and they say they all slow cook the pork shoulder. Now I know how to make some good homemade pulled pork sandwiches.