types of pork for pulling

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ocsnapper, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. OK I know that this has been tossed around before but my question is do most use Boston butts for pulling or would you go with just a cheap cut of pork, just the other day Sam's club had pork loins for a $1.38 lb butts were $1.28 would loin make better pulled pork or Butts.....
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The loins are too lean and will be dry. Loins are best used for slicing or canadian bacon.

    Butts rule for pulling.
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What ron said. I'd go with a bone in butt for pulled pork. To make it pull nicely, you really need to take the cooked internal temp up to around 200-205. If you cook a loin that long it'll be way overcooked.

    But loins are good. And lots of references on this site.
  4. i think i may do a butt this weekend. Im thinking injecting it with some honey.... yeahhhhh
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    As Ron man said, loins are great for slicing or curing, I do my loins to about 145 and they are ever so tender.
    Boston butts are really expensive around here (if I can even find them) so 99% of the time I go with a picnic that I can get for $.79lb and it also makes for some excellent pp.
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Boston butt or pork cushion meat will work also if you can find it.
  7. What's the real difference between a butt and a picnic? I've always used the butts.
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Location and name...

  9. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    About ten years ago i did a 16 pound full shoulder.Has both meats paul posted.If you ever do this you will see the differece in meat....
  10. herkysprings

    herkysprings Smoking Fanatic

    I like pulling my pork with a nice butt.
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like a bone in butt for pulling it just works really good so why change a good thing. I like fresh hams for slicing.

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