Originally Posted by roksmith
I suppose I see what they are trying to do with it, but I don't see any way of wording it that will not cause confusion and/or allow for "creative interpretation". Make folks show up with whole butts or shoulders, and cook them how they want... let the judging sort it out.
I have to disagree. The skill set in cooking pork shoulder is being able to take the whole piece and cook it well. Lets face it the original intent was a whole shoulder. Unfortunately finding a whole shoulder isn't always the easiest thing so they allowed the two portions but never intended to allow the piece to be trimmed into smaller portions to get the cook you want. By allowing any technique you dumb down the skills needed and make it "easybake" BBQ.
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