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post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by oldschoolbbq View Post
 

That's why 'Patience' is your friend... learn to not worry and your job will be easier...

 

And JJ is correct, remove the Cap on Picnics , however ,I leave it on my Shoulders. :drool Makes good Bark...

Understood, and thanks!

post #22 of 23

If it had a flat or "T" shaped bone , it was a Butt. It just surprises me that they left the tough Skin on. I have been smoking/roasting pork butts for 30 years and the only one I ever had with skin on was custom cut. That skin can be eaten by either finishing the butt in a hot oven or removing it at the end and popping it in a 350-400°F oven to crisp while the butt is resting. If that is not your thing, toss it to you or your neighbors Dog, they would be your best friend for life...JJ

post #23 of 23

If it looks like the bottom pic in Chefs post, you have a butt.  There might even be a bit of the blade bone in there which is not shown in the pic. If so the bone looks like this depending on how they cut the butt:

 

boston-butt3.jpg

 

Sometimes it will look like the bottom example in the pic above.  I have had some cuts where it was just a two inch sliver of bone.  All depends on what they did with it?

 

On the therm reading?  As mentioned above, it is not uncommon to get a different therm reading in different places on the roast.  You can see there are different muscles running through there.  There is also the possibility of getting the therm into a pocket of fat.

 

Be patient. Take it to temp.  Butts are actually very forgiving.  After they get done driving you crazy.  :biggrin:

 

Good luck and good smoking.

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