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Old 08-23-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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What is the difference? Probabley a simple concept but I can't seem to tell.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:11 PM   #2
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A "butt" or "Boston Butt" is a pork shoulder blade roast.

A shoulder, is, well, a shoulder. And around the Yacht club they are usually cold.
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The shoulder is the "boston butt" and the "picnic" packaged together. Together they are the shoulder. my local grocer sells a bone in, minimally processed picnic (still has some skin on) that I love. Normally weigh around 10#. Great for pulled pork.
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Butt is the top portion of the shoulder. Picnic is bottom portion. Sorta like the butt and shank of a Ham.
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Ditto Mitch.
At the south end of the butt, you get country ribs, going further south, the loin.
http://www.mealsforyou.com/cgi-bin/c...tcutspork.html Hope this helps.
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Butt is the top portion of the shoulder. Picnic is bottom portion. Sorta like the butt and shank of a Ham.
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:36 PM   #7
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Here's a visual on a shoulder and shoulder cuts.... the top row are whole shoulders. The bottom row shows a picnic on the left and two butts on the right. Now, if you go a little lower than the picnic you will find the trotters.

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