butt question

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by bigwalk, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. bigwalk

    bigwalk Fire Starter

    Hi all,

     I currently have four Boston Butts in the smoker. I bought them in the other day and realized this morning that only three have bone in. The odd one out has a lot less marbling and just a thick cap of fat on one side. The meat seems to also be a lot . . . denser, I guess you could call it? A lot more solid, I guess. It is also cooking much slower than the others. I have a Butt that is easily two pounds heavier and it is about twelve degrees ahead. What kind of cut is it?
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Without a picture it's hard to tell, Some stores are known to hide undesirable cuts of meat underneath others. I say smoke it and enjoy. [​IMG]
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If you had a pic, Pops could tell you.
  4. bigwalk

    bigwalk Fire Starter

    Sorry, didnt get any pics. I finished late last night and the "Butt" in question was hideous. It was majority all fat. I pulled very little meat off of it. I know that butts have a lot of fat in them, but this was nauseating! Will never get another butt before I make sure there is a bone in it

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