picnic ?

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May 28, 2007
Reno, NV
i just got a 8.5# pork picnic roast for my weekend smoke, and i noticed there is a layer of skin on one side. should i remove the skin and leave the fat under it, or is it fine the way it is?
I've done it both ways, IMHO it is better with the skin removed. Like Squeezy said, more smoke penetration. Also, it gets the rub to more of the meat, and you get more bark.

As far as the fat goes, if it seems excessive, you can trim some of it off, but leave a good bit for juices and flavor.
yup,what they both said
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