Boneless vs Bone-in pulled pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dan bon, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. dan bon

    dan bon Newbie

    Hi, I'm smoking my first pork butt for pulled pork this weekend and am wondering about the differences between smoking a bone-in vs a boneless shoulder. Is the time to smoke different? I'd assume its longer for bone-in. Is there a flavour difference? any opinion would be appreciated.

  2. I prefer bone in. As far as time I smoke to IT not by time. @ butts side by side can be done a few hours apart.

    Happy smoken.

  3. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I dont have a preference one way or the other.... whichever is on sale
  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Price is sometimes an issue. I prefer BI, holds it shape better, usually cheaper per #, bone slippage if tugged is like a built in probe for doneness although not accurate. With the bone out the pieces are usually jammed in the package by the market giving the appearance of a whole piece. Many here will tie one to help with the process. Not much 'wow' factor if you're looking to impress a crowd when slipping it outta the smoker. Close your eyes it tastes the same.....Willie
  5. cmondo84

    cmondo84 Newbie

    I prefer bone-in, as stated above the boneless butts could be pieced. Also the boneless butts are not as uniform as the bone-in and will have some parts cook a lot faster than others.

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