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Finished inside meat color ?

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I have smoked 2 pork butts on my Traeger smoker. Both turned out with great flavor, juicy, and tender. My question is this: This weekend we had dinner with some friends and they had smoked a butt too. Again, it was great, juicy and tender. Theirs was a much lighter color of meat than mine 2 have been. His was smoked in an electric smoker, but I don't know which brand. What could have been the difference?

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I have smoked 2 pork butts on my Traeger smoker. Both turned out with great flavor, juicy, and tender. My question is this: This weekend we had dinner with some friends and they had smoked a butt too. Again, it was great, juicy and tender. Theirs was a much lighter color of meat than mine 2 have been. His was smoked in an electric smoker, but I don't know which brand. What could have been the difference?

 

The big difference could be that yours had a lot of red--pink from the outside bark in, because his electric smoker won't get a smoke ring like yours can.

You could have had a heavier bark too.

Could also be a difference in the butts.

 

 

Bear

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I have seen the inside of butts and shoulders turn out very dark to very light.  I'm always experimenting with brines and rubs but I don't attribute the color of the final product to what I did.  It's just the meat. 

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OK Cool !! Thanks for the replies !

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