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Old 08-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Just in general pending on if everything looks good. What size briskets and pork butts or shoulders do you tend to look for?

Also I have been holding my brisket for a few weeks in the cryovac. Do you all do the same with pork butts and ribs? I have not yet on them but I was wondering if anybody else does?
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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Just in general pending on if everything looks good. What size briskets and pork butts or shoulders do you tend to look for?

Also I have been holding my brisket for a few weeks in the cryovac. Do you all do the same with pork butts and ribs? I have not yet on them but I was wondering if anybody else does?
Aging may help beef, but it won't help pork. As far as everything else goes, bigger is better.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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I wet age briskets, but not pork. We look for 14-16 lb briskets and 8-9 lb butts.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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Pork will spoil quickly. Freeze it if not using that weekend. With pork the fresher the better.

I like 18 lb brisket and 9-10 lb butts if I can get them.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #5
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I prefer 9-10lbs butts as well. Briskets typically in the range of 17+lb. Ribs I generally don't even look at the weight, I just look at the meat and judge as best I can.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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I think that the weight of my chicken and ribs is more important than the weight of the pork and brisket.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:20 PM   #7
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17-18lb brisket, 9-10lb butt. Have not ever really worried about weight of chicken but rather size and appearance.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:23 PM   #8
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #9
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15# brisket. 8.5-9# butts.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #10
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I try to get briskets around 15-17 lbs
Butts 8-9
Look for weight in ribs as well.
Chicken mainly by size and how it looks
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:52 PM   #11
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12-15 for briskets and 9-10 for butts.
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