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Old 06-26-2013, 07:24 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by DaGoomba View Post
I was wondering about cutting the bigger butts in half because the only ones I can find at Costco and Safeway out here are like 17 pounders and huge!! I can't find an 8 or 9 pounder.
Double check, but for the most part pork butts sold at Sam's and Costco are double packed butts. Each one will be about 8-9 lbs. unless you're getting both a butt and picnic in a package, but I've never seen that at the big stores.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #17
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To get more bark but not drier butt, how about cut into half or quarter near the end of the cook, like after you've foiled and return to the cooker to finish? Never tried this but will give this a go next time.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #18
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Does it matter which direction you cut it?
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