tell me about my butt...

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smoke freak, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Went to Wally World today to buy a butt for smokin (my first time eh). they had some nice lookin Tyson butts, bone in and of course with a minimum of 8% solution. Solution of what? So I went to my friendly neighborhood butcher and paid considerably more for a fresh one with no bone and no solution. This guy always charges me way too much for meat but it is always fresh and good quality.

    My question is should I have bought the Tyson bone in or did I make the right choice? Who wants a boney butt anyway?
     
  2. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i buy the tyson butts & shoulders all the time- i just rinse them well before rubbing. they seem to work fine. plus,the nearest butcher is an hour away & the only 1 in 4 counties & he knows it. talk about overpriced crappy meats... [​IMG]
     
  3. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    I'm pretty much a rookie at this, but so far I have only smoked bone-in butts. (I like the idea of cheaper meat.) I have been satisfied with the results, but like I said, I'm pretty new to this. If you are planning on pulled pork, it really doesn't matter if there is a bone or not.
     
  4. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Yeah I thought the bone didnt matter much and sure I paid more $/lb but I got all meat and no bone. Hey , tomorrow Ill know for sure.
     
  5. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    the smoked bone w/ a lil' meat makes for good beans or... the dog willl guard that pit vigilantly for all time.
     
  6. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is just my opinion, but I MUCH prefer a chunk of meat, bone in. The bone(marrow) gives a flavor like no other. In all honesty, I would rather have the "T bone" than the steak. [​IMG] Terry
     
  7. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When I saw this post I thought that was a woman asking about her butt at first and I ran and hid [​IMG] I'm lucky that we have fresh butts, no additives on sale for .99cents a lb about every two weeks. I love butts[​IMG]
     
  8. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i just posted my first butt.......thread..........

    to me bone in to me is better......the bone added a lot of flavor


    just my two cents werth.........

    jmtcw


    dude
     
  9. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    $.99/lb?!!??

    Damn did I get ripped!
     
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah.....here in Iowa and northern Mo. hy-vee is big......this butt i just did........6lber........... .99/lb on sale.......


    dude
     
  11. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Wish I could find butts that cheap. Man I wish I could find them at all. I look in the market every time I'm there and I have seen 2 in the past 4 months. $1.49 a lb. Not too bad if they actually had one when I want one. I think they wait until I make a trip to the butcher and THEN they put them out. Fortunately the butcher had great quality but I'm paying $2.39/lb and that's bone in.
     
  12. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i see you are from New York.........so you are ...........****.........remeber dude.......pc..........outta luck.................UNLESS you do have walmarts out there.........i know walmart doesn't like going into LARGE populated places..........more on the outskirts.............but if y0u can find a Sams Club.........its a food warehouse connected to walmart.........and CHEAP.......for the area.............see if you can find one of those


    dude
     

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