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tulsatkd 03-06-2010 08:53 PM

boston butt
I plan on smoking at 8 butt tomorrow. Would it be OK to trim most of the cap and replace it with bacon for the cook?

DanPop 03-06-2010 09:33 PM

I'm a bacon lover, but I just don't think you could get a whole lot of flavor from it on a butt. Nothing wrong with trying it and letting us know!

Westexbbq 03-06-2010 09:52 PM

I don't know,
never tried it.
It seems to me the bacon would eventually get kinda weird after a long while during the cook.
Not sure if it would work as good as the natural fat cap does.
As per above, try it and see.

sdb25 03-06-2010 09:55 PM

Ditch the fat cap and try the bacon. Just hit it with some rub before you put the bacon on.

bigabyte 03-06-2010 10:02 PM

Worth a try I suppose. Let us know how it turns out.

Midnight Smoke 03-06-2010 10:16 PM

I would leave the Fat cap alone, unless it is excessive. I have trimmed and not trimmed, I think about a 1/4" is enough. Fat's fat!

BRBBQ 03-06-2010 10:24 PM

I always cutcap off, put bacon on and let us know what you think

EatRBBQ 03-06-2010 10:31 PM

I wrap Boston Butt shoulders, fat and all, in Pig skin and tie it all tight with cooking string. Smoke it low and slow... you end up with pulled pork more like whole roast hog.

I have wondered what wrapping in thick cut bacon would produce. Let us know, show us pictures, ship some samples. :-D

tulsatkd 03-07-2010 11:44 AM for the grill hours on veggies for the baked beans shoulder for the beans

D-BE-QUEIN224 03-07-2010 11:48 AM


Chef Jim 03-07-2010 11:49 AM

Chris, glad to see your old avatar back.

bigabyte 03-07-2010 11:52 AM

Can't wait to hear the results!:cool: Looks good at the 4 hour mark. That bacon might make for some SERIOUS chunks of Mr. Brown....I'm thinking Pig Candy here...

If it doesn't work out, I may just do some regular pulled pork and add in chopped Pig Candy. Good farking heavens, I think I want this NOW!:cool:

Mo-Dave 03-07-2010 12:32 PM

I cut the cap off. After the bacon cooks up take it off and eat it or throw it in with the beans.

sdb25 03-07-2010 12:32 PM

Looks great! Let us know how things turn out. Are you gonna slice it or pull it? And if you are gonna pull it, are you gonna mix the bacon in?

tulsatkd 03-07-2010 01:52 PM

I'm going to pull it. I was going to put all the bacon in the beans but adding some to the pork once it is pulled sounds great.

I just grabed another package of bacon out of the fridg. so I will add that to the pork.

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