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

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dad of four

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Jul 11, 2012
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Dayton, OH
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

Epic Pitmaster
 
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

Smoking Guru
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Central California
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.
 
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