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occva 07-03-2013 11:28 AM

cutting a boston butt in half?
 
Decided to try a butt for the forth. Wife brought home a 15 pounder. Will it cook fine if cut in half? Cant think of any reason it wouldn't, just want to make sure.
Thanks...

cholloway 07-03-2013 11:31 AM

A 15# butt is quite large. Are you sure there's not 2 of them in a cryovac pack?
At any rate, I usually cut 7-8 lb'ers in half so they'll cook a little faster and provide more bark.

grantw 07-03-2013 11:36 AM

I think you have 2 as well unless you maybe have the whole shoulder. Yea cut that baby like said above gives more bark, which is the best part

occva 07-03-2013 11:43 AM

You guys are correct. It is two butts.

So I will cut one in half and get smokin in the morning.

Wampus 07-03-2013 11:55 AM

+1 as said above.

Only thing it will affect is more bark.

Ron_L 07-03-2013 11:57 AM

Personally I prefer cooking as big of a butt that I can find. I've found that it cooks better than a small portion. You can always freeze any leftovers.

va_connoisseur 07-03-2013 12:06 PM

Cut in half. More bark, less cook time

lantern 07-03-2013 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron_L (Post 2537851)
Personally I prefer cooking as big of a butt that I can find. I've found that it cooks better than a small portion. You can always freeze any leftovers.


Same here. Plus I get more lean "white" meat from the inside to take out for the women and older folks that don't like bark or much of any fat and prefer a lighter smoke.

El Ropo 07-03-2013 12:16 PM

I'd leave it whole. For more bark, trim off the fat cap and any other external fat. That will give more nice surface area for bark. There is plenty of internal fat on a butt to keep it moist.

Cutting a large hunk of meat in half doesn't reduce the cooking time that much.

deepsouth 07-03-2013 01:26 PM

i, personally, wouldn't cut an 8 pound butt in half.

boogiesnap 07-03-2013 01:29 PM

i wouldn't cut in half, especially if it is bone-in, as well as the other reasons above.

daninnewjersey 07-03-2013 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by va_connoisseur (Post 2537868)
Cut in half. More bark, less cook time

Can I get an amen....

smokenpreacher 07-03-2013 03:40 PM

I prefer whole. I get enough bark, and satisfy the sissies too.

FromthePitBBQ 07-03-2013 04:00 PM

I prefer whole, seems to cook better.

Plus, pulled pork is great reheated. Freeze it in Ziplock freezer bags or vacuum seal it. Come dinner time one evening, pull it out, toss it in boiling water and 30 mins later you've got dinner that tastes fresh!


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