View Full Version : Pork Butts, Bone or Boneless?

10-10-2013, 03:15 PM
I normally smoke bone in butts. It gives a good reference on when its done and holds together better. Smoked some boneless butts and didn't like the way they cooked. Seemed like where the bone goes was dry and burned vs the rest of the butt. What you guys prefer?

10-10-2013, 03:17 PM
bone in

unless I am making sausage.

10-10-2013, 03:17 PM
Yep... Bone in.

10-10-2013, 03:19 PM
Bone in for the built in doneness indicator

10-10-2013, 03:21 PM
Bone in!

10-10-2013, 03:21 PM
If It don't have a bone in it my dog would disown me.

10-10-2013, 03:23 PM
It depends where I get the butt. COSTCO butts are usually boneless. It doesn't really bother me.


10-10-2013, 03:23 PM
I prefer bone in but if you get boneless, just use some cooks twine and tie 'em up. I do cook boneless on occassion because I get them from RD cheaper.

10-10-2013, 03:25 PM
bone in

unless I am making sausage.

Exactly. :thumb:

10-10-2013, 03:34 PM
The boneless ones here actually cost more.

Dr. Trout Bum
10-10-2013, 03:55 PM
If It don't have a bone in it my dog would disown me.

Man's best friend for a reason.

10-10-2013, 04:04 PM
It depends where I get the butt. COSTCO butts are usually boneless. It doesn't really bother me.


Same with me. I cook both, but if I'm buying it at Costco it's boneless.

10-10-2013, 04:05 PM
Add me to the bone-in crowd. Just makes it easier to determine when it's done.

10-10-2013, 04:52 PM
Bone in.

10-10-2013, 05:17 PM
I agree w/the bone in crowd 4 2 reasons. 1 because it helps 2 tell doneness & 2 because the marrow in the bone adds extra flavor 2 the meat. I always try 2 get bone in 4 whatever I'm cooking.

10-10-2013, 05:18 PM
Bone in. The boneless at our COSTCO have most if not all of the fat removed internally and on the outside.

10-10-2013, 05:24 PM
I agree with Winochef. The boneless ones I've gotten at Costco have a lot less fat in them then the bone in ones I get at the butcher. But, Costco costs almost half of what the butcher charges...

10-10-2013, 05:43 PM
Bone in. I find them more flavorful.

10-10-2013, 05:46 PM
Depends on whats on sale. But prefer bone in.

10-10-2013, 06:11 PM
Yep bone in.

10-10-2013, 06:19 PM
I too prefer the "Bone In" pork butt. Sometimes we buy all of the bone in and have to use a few boneless.

The only time I intentionally buy boneless butts is when I am making buckboard bacon, or making pulled ham instead of pulled pork to switch things up once in a while.

10-12-2013, 06:51 AM
Bone in, my dog would bite me otherwise. And don't we all love the satisfaction of pulling a beautiful slick bone out?

10-12-2013, 06:56 AM
Bone in for Q. I tend to buy boneless shoulder for making andouille.

10-12-2013, 06:59 AM
Bone in is best for me. I've tried boneless on several occasions and was not happy with the results. But I did try it.

10-12-2013, 07:48 AM
Hi All
Bone is the only way to go..More flavor. Cooks faster. Bone will let U know when it is done.:eusa_clap

10-12-2013, 08:54 AM
doesn't matter to me both cook up real nice.

10-12-2013, 10:19 AM
Bone in. Why pay someone to take it out.