My local grocery has whole pork shoulder picnics on sale for $.99/lb. I have one that's probably gonna end up as bratwurst, but was thinking of getting a couple more for pulled pork and maybe trying to make buckboard bacon. I've seen most people using Boston butt, but would the shoulder work if I skinned and boned it? I think it's pretty much the same meat. I've smoked a whole shoulder for PP and didn't notice any difference. By the way, I realize the sell by date was yesterday. I got this one a few days ago.