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pulling and slicing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kmitch007, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. 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.
  2. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    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!
  3. 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.
  4. ats32

    ats32 Smoking Fanatic

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

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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.
  6. ericparkr

    ericparkr Newbie

    The best cut to use for pulled pork is the whole pork shoulder.
  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member