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I will still never undrstand why they call a shoulder a butt ... Nice posts boys!

I believe that they were called a butt because the way there were packaged. I think they were packaged/transported in some sort of barrel that was called a butt and so they ended up be termed as butts themselves... not sure where I heard that though so take it with a grain of salt.

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Originally Posted by SGTSparty View Post

I believe that they were called a butt because the way there were packaged. I think they were packaged/transported in some sort of barrel that was called a butt and so they ended up be termed as butts themselves... not sure where I heard that though so take it with a grain of salt.

 

You are absolutely correct!  From Wikipedia:

 

Boston butt

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American cuts of pork

Boston butt is a cut of pork that comes from the upper part of the shoulder from the front leg and may contain the blade bone.[1] Smoked Boston butt, which is then pulled from the bone and served with or in a spicy sauce is what is commonly referred to in the American Deep South asBarbecue.

In the United Kingdom, Boston butt is known as pork shoulder on the bone as regular pork shoulder normally has the bone removed and then rolled and tied back into a joint.

History of the name and cut[edit]

In pre-revolutionary New England and into the American Revolutionary War, some pork cuts (not those highly valued, or "high on the hog," like loin and ham) were packed into casks or barrels (also known as "butts") for storage and shipment.[2] The way the hog shoulder was cut in theBoston area became known in other regions as "Boston butt". In the UK it is known as "pork hand and spring", or simply "pork hand".

In Spanish the cut is known as paleta de puerco,[3] and is the main ingredient in the famous Mexican dish carnitas.[4]

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Pops, morning....   In "edit account details" in your profile, do you have the "View Forums in Full Width" box checked ??  I'm trying to figure out why your posts are wider than the page...    and some of then are cut off when I view them.....     Dave 

 

 

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