Pork Butt Roast, Or Shoulder Blade?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokindummy, May 29, 2008.

  1. The store has a pork butt roast or a pork shoulder blade. That is what they are labeled as. Which is better for pulling? Does a person just want a pork roast that is fatty?
  2. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    A pork butt roast is usually a pork shoulder anyway. I suggest talking to a butcher at the store (if they actually have one. If they don't, find another store. They're trucking in meat that who knows whats in it.) and asking him the difference in the cuts.
  3. bearmoe

    bearmoe StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    I smoked a blade last weekend, just picked it arbitrarily. Turned out great, and pulled just fine. Fell right off the bone which I burned in the bonfire. I followed the stickey on pork butts in the pork forum. Others on the site have more experience than I so take in their advice also.

    Good luck
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Either should work fine pick the best looking cheapest one or try one of each and see which you like better
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Either or should be fine.
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Bear... Try saving those bones. And the raw bones from de-boning meat. Freeze 'em and when ya get a couple pounds, first roast them... the raw ones.. for a couple hours. Then simmer them in enough water to cover with a bit of salt and an onion.

    Makes great stock. I use it in alot of things from my BBQ sauce to spaghetti sauce.
  7. devolutionist

    devolutionist Meat Mopper

    The roast (which probably doesn't have a bone) will cook a little quicker if time is of any consequence.

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