Originally Posted by Smoke'n Ice
This rule, as written, legalizes the cooking of only the money muscle or any other separate muscle of the pork shoulder. Let the grilling begin.
How so? If you have to cook the butt to 145 whole you could maybe finish it on the grill, but you still have to cook it first.
If you really want to get technical about it, the old rule said you can't return the butt to the smoker once you part it. My offset has a shelf that gets to 450. I could have parted the pork IN the smoker and grilled it - technically following the rule. I think KCBS is trying to strike a balance between communicating the intent of the rule vs. writing a 2 page contract for pork cooking. It does that, I think.