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Old 02-25-2013, 09:17 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Butcher BBQ View Post
Pork: Pork is defined as Boston Butt, Picnic and/or Whole Shoulder, being one piece, weighing a minimum of five (5) pounds (bone in or bone out).

I have been reading and listening to everyone say they can part the pork out after inspection. Where does it say you can do that? If its not 5lbs its not a pork butt. If you piece it up into the MM and tubes it can't be 5lbs, so you admitting you are willing to cheat to win.

Please chime in and help me read the rule in a different way, cause I don't see it the way most are.
I agree with what you typed, David, but there is also nothing in that rule that prevents cutting it up. It doesn't say that it has to stay in one piece, so that is why folks are interpreting it that way. It is too vague.

Originally Posted by Hawg Father of Seoul View Post

Do you submit burnt ends?
I don't think that is a good comparison. There is nothing in the brisket rule that says that a brisket has to meet a minimum weight requirement.
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