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Thought a cut of meat was 2 pieces, oops, it's one

dad of four

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Yesterday I bought what I though was 4-small Pork Shoulder Blade Boston Roast.

I was planning on cooking them tonight/tomorrow, and promised 3 close friends that they could each have a butt.

Upon further review, it turns out they a 2 Roasts of 9 pounds each.

So now I am wondering what I should do?

Cook both of the 9 pounders, and then cut them when they are done - or-

Cut them both and cook all 4 smaller pieces.

And if I do cut them, can you describe where to cut them?

Any thoughts or suggestions?
 
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themule69

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Yesterday I bought what I though was 4-small Pork Shoulder Blade Boston Roast.

I was planning on cooking them tonight/tomorrow, and promised 3 close friends that they could each have a butt.

Upon further review, it turns out they a 2 Roasts of 9 pounds each.

So now I am wondering what I should do?

Cook both of the 9 pounders, and then cut them when they are done - or-

Cut them both and cook all 4 smaller pieces.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
You can do it ether way. If you cut them in half. You will have more bark and a shorter cooking time. Remember to post a Qview.

Happy smoken.

David
 

venture

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Those are big.  Boston Butts in my area come in at the 5 LB range.

Two 4 1/2 pounders would work fine.

Be sure to locate the blade bone when deciding where to make your cuts.

Good luck and good smoking.
 

foamheart

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Its time to soul search about just how good a friend they are....LOL

Me, I'd make sure they could use all the meat, then buy two more..... maybe get to smoke twice.... Mana from heaven!
 

woodcutter

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Smoke them to 205 and pull both of them in a huge bowl then split it up however you want.
 

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