Butt Question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bernardo, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. I noticed that on shows featuring BBQ competitions, such as Memphis in May, the picnic portion of shoulders are trimmed except for the end where the leg starts. All the teams did this. Is there a particular reason? I've always trimmed the whole thing.
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think it's just more tradition than anything else. Plus I happen to like a bit of smoked skin!

    I'm not to the point where I gotta be worried about MIM yet tho ;{)
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always assumed it was just for presentation since that is a real big deal in MIM.......presenting the whole shoulder with the skin on the picnic portion, but pulling the eats out of the butt portion.

    Just a guess. I haven't done a comp outside of the FBA.
  4. Makes sense. Thanks guys.

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