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BrooklynQ
09-19-2005, 02:05 PM
When cooking pork butt....

1. Bone in?
2. Boneless?
3. Doesn't matter?

chad
09-19-2005, 02:09 PM
It doesn't really matter, but I get a better price on the bone-in pork. Also, I don't want someone screwing up some of the muscle I use for turn-ins. :razz:

chargriller
09-19-2005, 02:19 PM
I have only tried bone-in, seems to be doing OK for me.

brdbbq
09-19-2005, 02:48 PM
What is the diffrence other than New York Butts have tumors in them.

BBQchef33
09-19-2005, 02:49 PM
really dont matter, just dont like the gray stuff next to the bone. But ya cant beat it when ya toss a couple of them smokey bones into the split peas soup .



or navy bean

or lentil..

etc...etc....

Jeff_in_KC
09-19-2005, 02:55 PM
Yuck! That gray meat tastes like crap to me also! I already have it engraved in my mind to not turn in anything anywhere near the gray matter!

BBQchef33
09-19-2005, 03:12 PM
i throw the gray stuff into soups, chile, Sauces, or a pot of beans.

Chick'n Pig BBQ
09-19-2005, 03:22 PM
I have tried it both ways I like the bone in. I Just make sure I inject around the bone. Also In competition do not forget to maintain the 5 lb rule and you can not part it.(bone in or bone out) I do not believe removing the bone is parting.

Jeff_in_KC
09-19-2005, 03:28 PM
You can butterfly or slice into it for contest, though, right?

chad
09-19-2005, 03:40 PM
Yepper, you can cook the butt bone in or out, and you can debone it yourself. You can butterfly it - but you can't seperate it into two or more pieces.

Chick'n Pig BBQ
09-19-2005, 03:41 PM
You can butterfly or slice into it for contest, though, right?

By the KCBS Cooks Handbook. Pork must be cooked (bone in or bone out) in its entirety (may not be parted).

Jeff_in_KC
09-19-2005, 04:11 PM
By the KCBS Cooks Handbook. Pork must be cooked (bone in or bone out) in its entirety (may not be parted).

By "parted", I took that to mean "cut in two or more pieces". If you cut into it but not all the way through and it's still in one piece, that is still in its entirety, right?

Chick'n Pig BBQ
09-19-2005, 06:30 PM
By "parted", I took that to mean "cut in two or more pieces". If you cut into it but not all the way through and it's still in one piece, that is still in its entirety, right?

That is the way I understand it. By definition parted means separating.
Good luck at the Royal!!!!

VitaminQ
09-19-2005, 07:44 PM
Bone-in. Like the Poobah, I like to have the bones for soups and such.

Trout_man22
09-19-2005, 07:51 PM
I get a good deal on butts with the bone still in them I just that it and run

qman
09-19-2005, 08:47 PM
Bone in, cause that is the way I've always done it.:roll:

Seriously, I learned to cook all q bone in if posssibe. The therory being that the bone adds flavor, helps retain juices, etc. I don't know if any of that is true, but I do agree that I like to have the bones around to season other stuff with.

jminion
09-19-2005, 09:37 PM
I have cooked many of both and in competition have done well with both, but I like bone-in.
If doing a large catering or vending event not having to deal with the bones does save time and the amount of trash I have deal with.

Mel
09-19-2005, 09:37 PM
Bone in, The same way i cook spare ribs.

Mel

BBQ_MAFIA
09-19-2005, 11:05 PM
I usually cook bone in. But don't think it really matters.

Guido

Bigmista
09-19-2005, 11:14 PM
I love bone-in! Especially with a freaky wom...

What?

Oh...sorry. Wrong thread.

Wayne
09-19-2005, 11:22 PM
I always cook it bone in because the marrow is very delisous when I am carving up the finished product.

slat
09-19-2005, 11:47 PM
I cook bone in, but where I buy them they price boneless at $.10 more than with bone and I'll buy at that price.

Aeynghus
09-20-2005, 09:11 AM
Bone in. It gives me great satisfaction to just give the bone a tug and it come right out. My neighbor's Golden Retriever generally gets the bone.

Wayne
09-20-2005, 10:57 PM
My bone goes to Buford.....our Basset hound. Lasts about an hour.