Pork Butt fat content ?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by jerrykr, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. jerrykr

    jerrykr Meat Mopper

    How much fat content do you guys think the average pork butt contains? I like to use around 30% fat in my german sausages, and can pretty easily estimate what I have going in with beef. I've never been too sure with the pork butts however, so am hoping someone has an idea.

    Thanks!
     
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    30% is the given around here, in a pork butt
     
  3. jerrykr

    jerrykr Meat Mopper

    Thanks, I wasn't too sure.
     
  4. nogoer

    nogoer Meat Mopper

    I always thought pork butt and chuck were basically 20%...i certainly could be wrong though and i think i should go reread some stuff to make sure [​IMG]

    I always have the problem figuring fat in chuck. Pork butt is really easy to trim and seperate fat/lean to figure out how much of each is in any given butt. Chuck though always seems to be more dispersed and harder to trim and figure the fat content.
     
  5. jdr37

    jdr37 Newbie

    For you pulled pork gurus :
    I've got a 9 pounder I'm gonna smoke for pulled, but am gonna be really pressed for time. Would it affect the flavor/texture/tenderness if I cut it in half and smoke it in 2 pieces? How much fat should I leave on it?
    jdr37 in Florida
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    all the sausage guys around here will tell you a non enchanced butt, will average 30% fat content, perfect for sausage making............
     
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    jd...........yeah.......its okay...........wait a minute.........this must be BONELESS?......with a bone in.........not sure on that one dude........also i never really trim my butts........i smoke fat side down (the fat cap ), and let it drip into dutch's beans underneath.......LOL
     
  8. jdr37

    jdr37 Newbie

    Yeh Dude, it has the blade in it -- if I cut it I'll have to figure out getting by it -- I wouldtn't want to mess up my band saw!
     
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    heck, that aint going to hurt the band saw.........saw RIGHT thru that bone.............tho its going to leave a mess, cleaning it up.....LOL..............

    you should be fine then..........BUT, if one half has a larger bone than the other, it MAY be diff finishing times.........interesting experiemtn........make sure you take q-view of the entire progress, that will make a VERY interesting thread............i see POINTS in your future......lolol

    [​IMG]
     
  10. eddie2

    eddie2 Newbie

    pork butt needs extra fat pork shoulder has just the right amount
     
  11. ol smoky

    ol smoky Smoke Blower

    why do these 8 year old threads get brought up and replied to[​IMG]
     

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