Butt's Done, But What Is This?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by lovinsmokin, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. lovinsmokin

    lovinsmokin Fire Starter

    We smoked a 7lb butt last night, finally got done around 5am, got to pulling @ 9. There were 2 spots where the meat was an odd shade of brown/grey. I've seen this one other time in a rack of ribs we smoked, but then it ws foul smelling and we tossed that section of the rack, and everything else was fine. I'm going to try again to get pictures up, if anyone recognizes this, or knows what it is, help me out! I kept the 'dark meat' in a separate container this time because it doesn't smell at all, and I tasted a lil piece about 10 minutes ago and I still feel fine.....

  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There are glands in a shoulder/butt that I hunt out and remove, if for no other reason than they look gross. They have no "meat" in them, and would appear with that same"grey' look as before smoking.

    On edit..see "pig party' thread
  3. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    LS, follow this link that Jeremy put together. Let us know if you need any further help. We look forward to your postings!

  4. lovinsmokin

    lovinsmokin Fire Starter

    I think I got it! Thanks for the help! Check out the pics on my post.
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Was it boneless or bone in?? Usually you get that color by the bone, if it was boneless, it's where the bone was!! No prob's, it's all good!![​IMG]
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep... the gland I mentioned is like an inch around. I don't suppose it's gonna hurt ya actually... but you will get that around the bone too. A higher concentration of sinew <connective tissue> in that area.
  7. Rich...I couldnt find that thread, could you link me so I can read about it. I have not run into that and I would have probably thrown it away thinking it was bad [​IMG]

    thank you :)
  8. lovinsmokin

    lovinsmokin Fire Starter

    This one was bone in. I had heard from an old pig farmer that it was probaly a gland also. Was very stinky in the ribs, seems fine in the butt. Tastes ok. Just a funny color, we'll put that in the samich meat! [​IMG] Thanks for the help guys!
  9. lovinsmokin

    lovinsmokin Fire Starter

    Ha ha I almost threw it away too! But since I had seen it before in some ribs and that ws VERY smelly, this didn't seem too harmful since it wasn't stinky. Looks funny, tastes grrreat!

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