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Old 10-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default Is a Bone in Butt really that much better??

Hey Gang, after my first successful butt http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=145661 i have decided to do another one, but the question is, is a bone in butt really better? or taste better? Why i ask because i can get a boneless butt from Costco for almost half the price of what i paid from my local butcher shop, Butcher has em for 2.99, Costco has them i think 1.75. So what do you guys say?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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I can't tell the least bit of difference between bone-in or boneless.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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The boneless ones I have bought have been on the lean side, so now I just get bone in
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Since I have never really tested, I cannot say. For the price, go with the boneless and see what folks tell you.
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If boneless is at the same price I would choose it, if it is actually cheaper it is a no brainer.
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The Cosco boneless butts are awesome. I have done plenty of bone-in and boneless and can't tell any difference at all.
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I can't tell the difference in taste of the meat, but one thing I do like about bone in is that they tend to keep their shape better. This comes in handy when doing multiples on my WSM.
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True. I always tie up the boneless ones with some cooking twine. No big deal.
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Well then, i guess i will try the boneless.. The only thing i didnt like about the Costco butt was it didnt have a thick fat cap, i want more fat.
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Boneless gives you more rubbing opportunities. (Mmmm rubbing opportunities.) I think the most importing thing is marbling.
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Well then, i guess i will try the boneless.. The only thing i didnt like about the Costco butt was it didnt have a thick fat cap, i want more fat.
Ha. That is what I love about the Cosco butts. Most other places have too thick of a fat cap on their butts which I have to trim a lot of it off. Plus there is plenty of fat inside the butts.
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Boneless gives you more rubbing opportunities. (Mmmm rubbing opportunities.) I think the most importing thing is marbling.

LOL, i agree. A butt rub never hurt nobody.
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From my experience, all meat costs more from the butcher. But then, you should be getting better quality and better cuts.

Bone in tends to help distribute heat better, IMO. I have also cooked boneless and they are just as good.

I always tie the meat with butchers twine.

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Ha. That is what I love about the Cosco butts. Most other places have too thick of a fat cap on their butts which I have to trim a lot of it off. Plus there is plenty of fat inside the butts.

I prefer more fat as it adds to the flavor, if you see my link i posted above, i didnt trim any of the fat, by the end of the cook all the fat had melted.
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From my experience, all meat costs more from the butcher. But then, you should be getting better quality and better cuts.

Bone in tends to help distribute heat better, IMO. I have also cooked boneless and they are just as good.

I always tie the meat with butchers twine.

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