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What do you wanna pull???

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ultramag, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Pork Butt

    0 vote(s)
  2. Pork Picnic Shoulder

    0 vote(s)
  3. Don't have a preference

    0 vote(s)
  1. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    I just thought it would be interesting to see what everybody prefered for their pulled pork. This assuming equal price, equal accessibility, all things equal, just which cut you like.

    I am a butt man myself. :shock: 8)
  2. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    I see we picked up a vote for the shoulder. Since it is the one I don't use hardly at all I would like to know what about it you prefer. Not looking to knock your choice, just gain knowledge from your experience!!!
  3. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Chad, I haven't voted on your poll yet, but I'm going to post this as a sticky topic for a week; that way it won't get buried in the other topic threads.
  4. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Dang it!! Since I edited your original post, Chad it won't let me vote. But I perfer a butt to a picnic shoulder but I have done both-some times during the same smoke session.
  5. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Why thank you Dutch!! I kinda figured the ol butt would pull out ahead in the poll but I have been surprised by how much so far.

    I would still like to hear why you prefer the picnic shoulder if you do.
  6. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    I guess you could say I'm a butt man. The fat content and structure of muscle fiber lend themselves to a better end product IMHO. Picnic's tighter, leaner meat lends itself well to slicing when cooked to well done as opposed "cooked till broken down" like a good pulled butt.

    that's our $0.02 worth, and doggone it Dutch, I wanted to vote!
  7. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Chad, If I'm going to pull the meat I'll use the butt and if slicing I'll go with the picnic for the same reasons that Dickey mentioned, that and whichever one is on sale. :P

    Dickey, I'll see what tweeking I can do to the orginal post.
    Okay, it working. Vote away!!
  8. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    :D Kudos Dutch :!: and once again, great minds work alike.
  9. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Either works for me, I can't find a Shoulder to save my Butt nowadays.[​IMG] I've been pulling Loins lately with great success. Smoke On. [​IMG]
  10. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is Butts for me too. Just like them better
  11. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would love to pull the rug out from under the Yankees, redsox, tampa and the jays, then maybe my O's could find a way to win the AL east.[​IMG]
  12. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    My Dad was a breast man, but my brother & I have always favored a nice leg & butt best.[​IMG]

  13. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    Gotta go with the butt myself(like the fat content), but they are both delicious when done proprerly.
  14. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    a rabbit out of my hat [​IMG]
  15. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    I like them both but the difference in flavor of a picnic edges out a butt for me.
  16. eichhoma

    eichhoma Fire Starter

    I go with a boston butt any chance I get. in the 8-10 lb range.
    if one is not available, i have done shoulders and picnics that were almost as good. Getting ready to put a boston butt on early tomorrow morning! cant wait!
  17. jamminjimi

    jamminjimi Meat Mopper

    My first butt is warming up as we speak. Never done either one so I can not vote.