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  Hello all, have been subscribing to newsletter for a year or so and thought I would join the forum for answers to questions.  I live in central lower Michigan and have a upright gas smoker and a bullet style charcoal smoker with a few mods from other forums. I have a pit IQ on the bullet and love it.


  Now to the question, I have smoked a few things over the past couple years including a few pork butts, bone in.  Today I picked up a pair for this week and the butcher told me to "make sure I remove the gland at the end of the bone".  Have never done this and I am puzzled.  He said it is like a big gelatinas sack.  Has anyone done this or heard of this?


  Thanks up front for the help. 

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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!

I've never removed the gland prior to smoking but usually find it when I'm pulling. But here is something that might help:
Edited by S2K9K - 6/30/13 at 6:24am
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Welcome ,Skapusto . Welcome to the Smf. You'll find this the one place you'll ned for all your BBQ needs.


Ditto , Dave...

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Thanks for the quick answer and link.  I think I cut this off on the last one I did.  Some fat is good but thought this was toooo much. lol

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Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Dave and Stan already have you covered...Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!



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