What are Boston Butts

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tommythis, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Evening Chaps

    What part of of the pig is a Boston Butt ? Is it the from the arse  end, or as you would say "ass" end, or is at a shoulder cut ?

    I know "butt" suggests  hind quarters but i'm sure i read somewhere that it was shoulder

    Tried the 321method  ( or the "Ted Rogers" as it's known in the uk)   on some  spare ribs they were absolutley top hole , ding dong ! 

    What are great source of top gen this forum is !

    Regards
     
  2. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It is the "top" cut from the shoulder whereas the "bottom" cut (closer to the leg and more fatty) is called the "picnic".
     
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2010
  5. Thanks that was very  helpful

    Regards
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Strange that a butt comes from the shoulder but they do and they sure are tasty [​IMG]
     

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