Originally Posted by YankeeBBQ
I appreciate your input but I wholeheartedly disagree. Your statement is based on a liberal interpretation of the written rule. Trimming a pork butt down to just the money muscle is not trimming. It is parting or separating the muscles. If someone does this they are CHEATING. The rule states the butt must be cooked whole.
In the end people are going to do what people are going to do. The rule is in place for 2014. Maybe it will be a disaster or maybe it will be the best thing since sliced bread. Time will tell.
I'm sorry Steve but it does not limit the type or amount of trimming allowed, it only states that once trimmed, the "trimmed" pork butt must be cooked whole and cannot be separated. That is not a liberal interpretation, it is cold hard fact! Read the rule as written, not as it was intended or debated or what your personal interpretation was but, what it really says or does not say.