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Compare flavor of shoulder vs ribeye roast

Discussion in 'Pork' started by viper, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. viper

    viper Smoke Blower

    I recently have done a ribeye roast and a couple butts and was told the roast had more flavor.  I was surprised because I figured the fatty butts would have more flavor.  is this just a lucky draw of meats or would a ribeye roast usually have better flavor?
  2. apples and oranges
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Doughnuts and Watermelon
  4. blacksmoke

    blacksmoke Newbie

    the question is do you smoke them the same way with the same wood
  5. viper

    viper Smoke Blower

    most everything was the same.  Temp, smoke, rub, glaze.  I think the butt was more tender and juicy but I guess the roast had more flavor. 
  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


     you are trying to compare a great cut of beef to a minimal cut of pork.

     not possible.

     I promise you if i smoke rib roast and a butt even though both will be good,

     i could blind fold 20 folks and as long as they are objective (Don't dislike beef or pork) 19 out of 20 will choose the rib roast.
  7. viper

    viper Smoke Blower

      This was a PORK ribeye roast. 
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  8. that wasn't very clear, most people here ribroast and think beef

  9. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    When you say "Ribeye Roast" everybodys' eyes (on this forum) light up, their heartbeat quickens, breathing becomes heavier, and the words "Rare" or "Medium Rare", and "Beef"  travels through their brains.

    When talking about Pork ribeye, you must specify to keep all of that from happening.

    I would think if you made a Pork Butt, and a Pork Ribeye Roast exactly the same way, it would be impossible for me to tell a difference in flavor.

  10. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Jez Bear I thought he was talking beef too. Got my heart pounding! Still looking for one of those guys on sale around here.
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Makes No Difference, "BEEF, It's What's For Dinner..."
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pops may be along here.  Until then, it is my understanding that the rib primal is cut from the beef.  This pork "rib eye roast" would be a cut from the loin primal on the pork. I don't believe we can correctly use "rib eye" when referring to pork.

    Good luck and good smoking.