Picnic or boston

Discussion in 'Pork' started by lemans, May 24, 2014.

  1. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How much difference is there in using a picnic
    It instead of a boston butt?
  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    In the final product there is no difference.

    The picnic will have a large fat cap that needs to be taken off IMHO, butts usually have it trimmed up during processing.
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The butt has more intramuscular fat and cooks up a bit moister IMO....
  4. Yup & a picnic has more connective tissue & usually has to be cooked a few degrees further. They also have a little stronger pork flavor...
  5. duckstruck

    duckstruck Newbie

    I usually mix the two to get a little of both in the pulled pork I make.

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