Originally Posted by boogiesnap
this is the 2nd time i've read this exact statement from y'all in as many weeks.cough it up sled.
i get butts from RD with soda can size MM. it takes a few to find the right one, but worth the time.
If you have never dissected a cooked pork butt to taste the meat and note where it came from then you should. I am a fan of the MM simply because it encompasses the 3 best things about pork butt - tenderness, smoke ring, and bark and gives a good overall representation of the flavors in one bite (and this of course is why so much effort is put into the MM at comps). However, there are areas of internal meat (no bark or SR) that far exceed the MM interior meat from a taste and tenderness standpoint.
Love RD! - I don't know if it's their turn-over rate or what but we have yet to get a pork butt (any cut for that matter) that wasn't spot on from RD. I am regularly disappointed with Sam's which except in a pinch (about a mile down the road) I have stopped buying pork products from.