So yesterday I stopped at the butcher on the way home from work, they had pork butts in the cryo. on sale for $1.99 a pound, so I picked up 18 lbs. That is for the smoker this evening.
Then my grandfather let me know the local C Town supermarket had pork butts, bone in, on sale for $0.59 a lb... .well who am I to pass up on that buy... so I picked up a few.
They are not as big as the others, each one was about 6 1/2 lbs each. But that's good, I can fit a lot on a smoker at once (i figure 4 at once).
I decided to smoke one up tonight, along with my other 2 from the buthcher. I'm also cooking one now in my crock pot, as I've always wanted to try out using one in the slow cooker. So I have one in there.
IF they taste good, I'll probably go back tomorrow and get as many more as my freezer can hold...
I picked up 8 today, and I have a mini freezer in my basement.. with about room for maybe 4-5 more.
The one in the slow cooker has my usual rub and some bud light in there for liquid and 2 tsp of liquid smoke... I'm sure it won't taste as good as pork butt on the smoker but heck if its half as good, thats still fine by me.
Ohh and so far the quality of the butt seems not bad. A bit more of that silver skin then the cryo vac ones and they had a harder outter fat cap that i trimmed down, but not bad so far. No funky smell either which is always a plus.