View Full Version : Pork at KCBS Comps

12-09-2012, 06:23 PM
How many of you cook whole shoulders at comps?

12-09-2012, 06:45 PM
For KCBS in the mid-atlantic region i'd venture the response is slim to none.

12-09-2012, 07:02 PM
I tend to agree with the previous poster. I don't understand why one would want to cook a whole shoulder in a KCBS contest. Bone in Butts are easier to cook IMHO.

12-09-2012, 09:14 PM
Why cook all the extra weight? bone in or boneless butt is all you need... whole sholder will take longer to cook. IMO, it would be a waste of energy, cooker space and fuel.

Smokin Mike
12-09-2012, 10:17 PM
I cook 4 bone-in butts in a contest, cheap and I use up the leftovers usually.

never cooked a whole shoulder in my life so far,,,,,

12-10-2012, 06:24 AM
There are few parts of the picnic that you would turn in vs. the butt, which is why multiple butts are favored vs. just the picnic or whole shoulder. If you are cooking MBN and need lots of meat, that's different, but for KCBS it's almost always the Boston Butt.

12-10-2012, 06:53 AM
Just wondered if there were a benefit to cooking shoulders. Thanks everyone.