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Boston Nutt halving

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Hey everyone. I was thinking of getting the twin pack of shoulders from Sam's club, then cutting them in half and vacuum packing them since I'm usually only making pulled pork for my family. Good idea?
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Damn.....thought this was a Boston Nutt thread......Sounds good to me....they freeze well

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Sure. If you don't need to make 8 lbs of Pulled Pork at a time, you can cut the roasts down. If you have the time, Smoke the whole roast as PP freezes well and if reheated with a Foiling Juice or Apple Juice, can be as good as fresh out of the smoker...JJ

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Thread Starter 
Thanks Jimmy. Hadn't even thought of it. I'll make a whole butt, pull it and pack it with a cup of au jus
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If using vinegar in the finishing sauce... only use the sauce in what your going to eat that day/nite... I've heard and also experienced that if mixing vinegar based finishing sauce in the meat and then freezing that the meat becomes mushy.... mix finishing sauce in after thawing and reheating ... see what the pros say about this ...
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Originally Posted by JckDanls 07 View Post

If using vinegar in the finishing sauce... only use the sauce in what your going to eat that day/nite... I've heard and also experienced that if mixing vinegar based finishing sauce in the meat and then freezing that the meat becomes mushy.... mix finishing sauce in after thawing and reheating ... see what the pros say about this ...

Jck, You are correct. That is what I said but was not as clear as you. Good Catch!...JJ

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I am going to get a 12ish pound butt this weekend, does it hurt anything to cut it in half to decrease smoking times? You would get more bark and probably a little more shrinkage, but at least I wouldn't have to smoke it for 20 hours....

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Originally Posted by klub222 View Post

I am going to get a 12ish pound butt this weekend, does it hurt anything to cut it in half to decrease smoking times? You would get more bark and probably a little more shrinkage, but at least I wouldn't have to smoke it for 20 hours....

I do this all the time for the exact reason that I don't have 20 hours to cook a butt and bark is beautiful!
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my Kroger has them for $1.79, by far the best price in a long time ... what should I do ...

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