I made it exactly as the recipe indicated, except I did not dice the bacon. If you want to slice your pork, find another recipe. The meat was very well done and dry inside. Of course there was all that "juice" from the beer. I shredded it and it was good. I used a rather large pan and so the beer and onions only came half way up the meat. I did turn the meat several times. I would do it in a small enough pan/pot so it is covered by the "juice" instead of having to baste it all the time. It would also turn out juicier, more tender and ready to fall apart that way rather than having to work at shredding it. I will make other choices in future.