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pulling and slicing

kmitch007

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Can anyone give me some advice about which piece of pork is better for pulling and which is better for slicing. I will be smoking a picnic and a butt but i don't know which is best for pulling or slicing or does it make a difference.
 

flyboys

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Hey Kmitch, both cuts are from the shoulder of the pig.  The butt is more marbled with fat, so it is better for pulling.  I would say the picnic would be better for slicing.  Both are great tasting roasts though!
 

kmitch007

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Thank you flyboys for that information. I hope to have some pics of my pork butt and picnic if I have a sucessful smoke. Still a newbie trying out different things.
 

ats32

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Both of those cuts are good for both pulling and slicing...it just depends on how long you cook them!
 

sqwib

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I would debone the butt and use that for slicing, I thing it may be easier to slice due to the shape.

I find that I get a better pulled product from the Picnics, That's why I usually mix butts and picnics for pulling.
 

boykjo

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I would debone the butt and use that for slicing, I thing it may be easier to slice due to the shape.

I find that I get a better pulled product from the Picnics, That's why I usually mix butts and picnics for pulling.
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