Shoulder Picnic Roast or Shoulder Butt Roast?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokeywray, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. smokeywray

    smokeywray Fire Starter

    Walmart has both Pork Shoulder Picnic Roast and Pork Shoulder Butt Roast, What's the difference? The picnic is 1.18/lb and the Butt is 1.78/lb. I'm leaning towards purchasing 2-3 of these and I'm thinking about going with the Butts using simple logic of you get what you pay for. Is there really much of a diffence between the two? Are these prices fair?
  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Picnic and butt together make up the whole shoulder. Butt is the top portion, picnic is the lower portion. I prefer butts for smoking.....picnics seem to have a little more sinew and stuff to them, but are still good eats...........I don't think you would be disappointed if you tried one.

    Prices are good for around here.......FWIW
  3. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Picnics are good tasty meat but more bone than butts. Like ya said ya get what ya pay for. I usually use a picnic if I want to cure for a ham.
  4. smokeywray

    smokeywray Fire Starter

    Thanks, can't wait to get you guys some qview of the big upcoming smoke/grill this week.

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