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Shiz-Nit
08-20-2012, 12:04 PM
Just in general pending on if everything looks good. What size briskets and pork butts or shoulders do you tend to look for?

Also I have been holding my brisket for a few weeks in the cryovac. Do you all do the same with pork butts and ribs? I have not yet on them but I was wondering if anybody else does?

CBQ
08-20-2012, 12:14 PM
Just in general pending on if everything looks good. What size briskets and pork butts or shoulders do you tend to look for?

Also I have been holding my brisket for a few weeks in the cryovac. Do you all do the same with pork butts and ribs? I have not yet on them but I was wondering if anybody else does?

Aging may help beef, but it won't help pork. As far as everything else goes, bigger is better.

Pig Headed
08-20-2012, 12:15 PM
I wet age briskets, but not pork. We look for 14-16 lb briskets and 8-9 lb butts.

Ford
08-20-2012, 12:21 PM
Pork will spoil quickly. Freeze it if not using that weekend. With pork the fresher the better.

I like 18 lb brisket and 9-10 lb butts if I can get them.

Jaskew82
08-20-2012, 12:41 PM
I prefer 9-10lbs butts as well. Briskets typically in the range of 17+lb. Ribs I generally don't even look at the weight, I just look at the meat and judge as best I can.

DawgPhan
08-20-2012, 01:02 PM
I think that the weight of my chicken and ribs is more important than the weight of the pork and brisket.

Pack-A-Smokes
08-20-2012, 04:20 PM
17-18lb brisket, 9-10lb butt. Have not ever really worried about weight of chicken but rather size and appearance.

Podge
08-20-2012, 06:23 PM
If it would make Fred Flintstone druel, I'll buy it.

THE Meatman
08-20-2012, 09:44 PM
15# brisket. 8.5-9# butts.

lcbateman3
08-20-2012, 09:47 PM
I try to get briskets around 15-17 lbs
Butts 8-9
Look for weight in ribs as well.
Chicken mainly by size and how it looks

Ron_L
08-20-2012, 09:52 PM
12-15 for briskets and 9-10 for butts.