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Its my birthday today so.........

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chaze215, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. chaze215

    chaze215 Fire Starter

    guess what I received from my co-workers? An 11# Boston pork butt!.....lol I guess they heard I was looking to smoke some butt for pulled pork. Now here is my question......its 11#, can I cut it in half and freeze? Or is it advised that I leave it in one piece? Just curious.

  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    pork butt is pretty forgiving,  go ahead and cut it if you want,  and Happy Birthday

  3. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    I cut mine all the time.. happy birthday
  4. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Happy birthday!!! yep you can cut it in half and freeze...but why would you want to? Once ypu start eating pp you can't stop!!!!LOL
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Happy Birthday...
  6. Happy Birthday ChazE!  [​IMG]

    1 cheek or 2 it doesn't matter. 
  7. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    happy birthday 
  8. Nice of your coworkers ...maybe a hint that they want some pulled pork...Happy Birthday [​IMG]
  9. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Happy birthday, Chaz.  I don't bother cutting the butts.  In fact, the last smoke I did, I smoked four of them. And that's just for my wife and I.  The stuff freezes quite well.
  10. SmokinAl

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

    Happy birthday Chaz, I don't cut mine either, just pull it & what I don't eat I put in vacuum bags & freeze. That way your only about a minute or two from a PP sandwich, anytime you feel like having one.
  11. wylie

    wylie Fire Starter

    Hey Chaz, my b-day is tomorrow and I'm quite sure no one is going to give me a pork butt, so I'm a little jelous. 

    Personally, I wouldn't cut that butt up. If you are going to be firing up the smoker to do a 12 hour cook I would cook as much as I could and then freeze. Better yet, cook the whole thing up and take some back to work for your co-workers to sample. After they taste it you may receive more gifts to smoke in the future if they think they are going to get some as well. Either way Happy Birthday!
  12. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great gift. Sounds like you have plenty of info above.
  13. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Happy birthday Chaz.      [​IMG]

    You can cut it in half, but I’m with Bassman and Al on this one.

    Smoke it whole, eat what you want, share some, vacuum pack the rest for those days you don’t have the time or weather to smoke the next one
  14. Happy birthday, Chaz. That's a heckuva gift.