View Full Version : Separating a whole shoulder to maximize MM

Hawg Father of Seoul
12-02-2010, 11:41 AM
Does anyons have any pics of butchering a shoulder to open up the money muscle for maximum size and contact area? Advice?

Thanks for any help.


12-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Best example I could find.
Start with this and practice


Mister Bob
12-02-2010, 04:53 PM
I don't have a picture of the butchering, but this might help. The white arrows are pointing at the money muscles in these two butts. For competition, I use a fillet knife to trim the fat around the muscle on top and bottom to give it a good shape for slicing,and a little separation so I get some more bark wrapping around the slices.

When the cooking is done, cut the whole muscle off the butt, put the cut side down then carefully slice it. A very soft touch and slight downward pressure on the back stroke only will help keep it from falling apart.