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    Chef #1801339806
    Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:11 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    My good friend called tonight, he is making pulled pork in the Slow Cooker for a crowd tomorrow, Boxing Day. He said a week or so ago, he wanted to do a 12 LB roast in the Slow Cooker, but then on Christmas eve, he could only find a 8 lb roast. Anyway, back to the phone call. First he said, it a frozen roast. then he says it will not fit in his Slow Cooker. So I measure mine, his is about the same size, so it seems. I ask if can be cut to fit, he says yes. Then the conversation goes to how long does he have to cook it. His wife says if it take 10 hours to cook a 4 lb roast, it will take 20 hours to cook a 20 lb roast ( 4 lb @10 hours is on recipe I printed off for him). I have never laughed so much when I heard here say that. So the final plan, get the roast defrosted, cut it to fit, then cook on high for 5 hours, then turn to low and check temp, remove at 180 degrees. we had this by the end of hour long call, which 40 minutes was the discussion on how long to cook it.
    Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:57 pm
    Forum Host
    Boy, I cooked a 3 1/2 lb roast in myh 5 qt cooker this week, it filled it about half way. That just sounds like a lot of meat, even for a 7 qt cooker.

    So many funny stories with slow cookers. I made meatballs in mine one time, thought I'd be coming home to a pot full of goodness, but came back to a pot full of cinders. It was a new one, and I forgot that the positions of Low and High were reversed, cooked by mistake on high......
    Red Apple Guy
    Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:10 pm
    Forum Host
    A 20 lb roast is roughly 10 quarts which will take up a lot more room due to it's irregular size. It might fit into a roaster oven.

    Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:15 pm Groupie
    I bought a Nesco 18 qt just for that reason. Now I can do hams, turkeys, large roasts, and pulled pork. Never enough crockpots though. I have a 2, 4,5,and two 7 qt crocks plus the Nesco roaster. I did find that the roaster cooks faster than it says it does so I had a bit of a learning curve.

    Love it though and all my friends called crock. icon_eek.gif Matter of fact a huge batch of chili is being crocked right now in the 7 qt.
    Red Apple Guy
    Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:39 am
    Forum Host
    That's quite an arsenal of cookers.
    I have a 3-in-1 slow cooker with crocks of 2, 4, and 6 quarts that I really like.

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