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Small Emergency, Sorry

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I'm sure we Newbies are real pains.....th_crybaby2.gif

 

I bought a very small pork butt (3 lbs) that is held together with a mesh, I assume so it won't fall apart while cooking.  Should I take it off before I rub it and smoke it in a 8X8 aluminum pan?  Or rub it with the mesh on and then smoke?  I don't want to hurt any bark I can get but I also want a great pulled pork.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 8

I always rub and smoke as is.

Never had a problem

Jerry S.

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Originally Posted by casmurf View Post

I always rub and smoke as is.

Never had a problem

Jerry S.

I've never smoked one that small but what Jerry said will work.

post #4 of 8
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Thanks!!!!!

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

LOL, this is what happens when you live in the Northeast.  I can't find a brisket larger than 5 lbs.

post #6 of 8

I totally understand! The butchers here tried to sell me $9.99 lb New York Strips Steaks as Tri Tip. You just go with what you can get!!!

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Originally Posted by claregirl View Post

I'm sure we Newbies are real pains.....th_crybaby2.gif

 

I bought a very small pork butt (3 lbs) that is held together with a mesh, I assume so it won't fall apart while cooking.  Should I take it off before I rub it and smoke it in a 8X8 aluminum pan?  Or rub it with the mesh on and then smoke?  I don't want to hurt any bark I can get but I also want a great pulled pork.

 

Thanks

 

 

How fine is the mesh ?   Are you talking about a real fine mesh like cheese cloth ?  Or something with much bigger gaps ?

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Originally Posted by claregirl View Post

I'm sure we Newbies are real pains.....th_crybaby2.gif

 

I bought a very small pork butt (3 lbs) that is held together with a mesh, I assume so it won't fall apart while cooking.  Should I take it off before I rub it and smoke it in a 8X8 aluminum pan?  Or rub it with the mesh on and then smoke?  I don't want to hurt any bark I can get but I also want a great pulled pork.

 

Thanks

 

Based on what you said, noted in red, Remove the mesh, your bark will become one with the mesh when you go to remove it.

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