I was at my local supermarket today and saw Boston Butt Slices in the meat cooler right next to the country style ribs. The slices were approximately 3/4 inch thick, there were 4-6 slices per package, and each package was 3-4lbs (as far as I can tell they were boneless). Also, they had them priced at $1.59lb, and a few of the packages were $1 off since the "sell by" date was only two days away. I have a couple of questions for those that are more knowledgable than me:
1. I had the impression from reading other posts that country style ribs were sliced pork butts with the bone still in. Is that true?
2. Has anybody ever smoked butt slices for pulled pork? If so, would I treat each slice just like a regular butt, or would I need to do anything special to keep them from drying out?
It seems to me that there are a lot of positives to buying one of these packages. Cook times will be a little shorter with smaller pieces,and I can experiment with several different rubs to find that perfect one. Also, since it's just me and my wife, 3-4lbs pre-cooked seems perfect for one meal plus just enough left-overs. Any thoughts?