I have made BBB a couple times now. What I have been doing is butter flying the butt and removing the bone. Now this may seem cheap, but I save the bone and use them for pork stock when I make rice and gravy, soup or really anything that I want to have the pork flavor. They still have a little meat on them and it just seems a waste to throw them away. So I had a thought/question, can I throw the bones in with my cure when I’m make my next BBB and smoke them?? There is very little meat left on the bones, but if this works I wouldn’t mind leaving a little more on the bone for using them for seasoning. I could see using them like you would use a ham bone in beans, soup or anything that I would want to have a porky smokey flavor….What your thoughts????? Thanks Shoneyboy
Smoking Boston Butt bones?????
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It will contribute some and no use to just throwing them out...But...Because of their make up, blade bones will not contribute like a Leg Bone or Cured and Smoked Spinal column. Just not enough Marrow or Cartilage like the others...JJ
I have been wet curing with Pop's recipe, is this sufficient or is there something else I need to do? As long as I don’t have more than 2” of meat on the bone I should get good cure, right? I have heard of bone sour and I’m not very familiar with that, but I know that it can’t be good. Thanks SB
spky, if nothing else, you may get the dogs loving smoked bones too...... We use to buy smoked pig ears and smoked beef femurs for our dog. .... The wife said that he loved them and had to have them.......Sure !?!?!