Smoking Picnic roast

Discussion in 'Pork' started by blueviper, May 21, 2015.

  1. blueviper

    blueviper Newbie

    My wife bought a Picnic roast with a big layer of fat on 1 side. I can't believe this is what she bought but she did. I have never smoked a picnic roast before. I always buy and smoke[​IMG] a pork butt without this big layer of fat. My question is do I cut this big layer of fat off, and if I don't do I cook it with the fat side up or on the bottom?

    Thank You,

    Bill "BlueViper" Rindom
  2. icyhot

    icyhot Smoking Fanatic

    I always cook with the fat side down and still on. Me myself I prefer the picnic to the butt. Seems to have a much better flavor.
  3. kboss714

    kboss714 Fire Starter

    What I do is cut off all the fat and then what ever fats left I lay it be fat side up. Then cook it how you cook your butts normally.
  4. I personally leave the fat on and cook it fat side down...
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I don't do them often but when I do I usually trim the fat to 1/4-1/2" then smoke it just like a butt

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