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Catering, Food Handling and Awareness *OnTopic* Forum to educate us on safe food handling. Not specifically for Catering or competition but overall health and keeping our families safe too.


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Unread 10-16-2009, 10:03 AM   #1
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Just wondering how you catering brothers handle the layer of fat inside the Boston Butts?
Do you chop it up and leave it in, do you remove all you can, or do you leave some and remove some?
I smoked up two butts a couple of days ago (pics will be posted this coming weekend) and removed all I could get my hands on, but seem to remember someone (BigMista?) saying one time, that he chopped it up and left it in for added flavor...
So, Brothers, how do you do it??
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Unread 10-16-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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Fat is flavor, I don't throw much away.
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Unread 10-16-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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Since I hand pull all my butts, I am able to remove alot of the fat from the finished product. It's true, fat is flavor. I don't want my cust. biting into a hunk of flavor like that. It's alot more work, but the reviews & repeat business makes it all worth while.
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Same here, I will usually leave it in; if however it looks excessive I will remove some of it.
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I get as much out as I can as I pull it... Dont want someone to get a mouth full of fat.. I depend on return customers..
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I actually have customers that thank me for not leaving fat in mine. AND, I wanted to thank whoever that turned me onto the "Webstaurant". Man, they have saved me quite a bit of money over the past month.
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I get as much out as I can as I pull it... Dont want someone to get a mouth full of fat.. I depend on return customers..
I just went to a BBQ joint the other day and got a big chunk of fat...actually it was most of the bite...not a good experience.
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I, too, hand pull the pork and clean most of the fat and nasty stuff out of the product. Even if I used a mechanical chopper (Buffalo chopper) I'd clean off the pieces as I put them in the chopper.
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I clean it out by hand. I do not like it, so I will not serve it.
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Remove the fat! Good way to lose customers.
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It seems that most of you guys remove the fat, which is what I did.
I can see where a small amount chopped up into the meat could provide a flavor boost, but probably not worth the risk.
Thanks for your responses guys.
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