A Boston Butt question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by laughingpanther, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. I've decided to try marinating a couple of butts in Captain Morgan and apple juice overnight on the third and put them in the smoker in the morning. Good idea or would using a rub and using the CM and apple juice as a spritz be a better idea?
     
  2. Try this - marinade one and the other just prep normally. You may find a huge difference in tenderness. Pork shoulder has so much fat it really doesn't need a marinade.

    -rob
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I mop- "Spritz"ing sounds too nancy for me ;{). I have never done a marinade on a butt. I HAVE injected, and always a rub. You'll find more flavor in the mop/spritz <cough> than the maranade, as it cooks down and adds to the bark, I'll bet.
     
  4. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Too "nancy" Richtee???
     
  5. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    I say drink the rum, mop with cider.
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It just don't sound manly to "spritz" dude ;{)
     
  7. How about, "shoot a flavored liquid out at high velocity from a hand-held plastic anti-dryness weapon" ? more manly for ya? [​IMG]
     
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    oooo...yeah...that'll work! HAhaha!
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I think I would save alot of that CM and just use it as a spritz and drink the rest with some diet cola. [​IMG]
     
  10. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That says it all
     
  11. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Now that's some funny stuff right there!!

    I agree.....drink the CM with a splash of cola and mop/spray with the apple juice.
     
  12. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All excellent advice!
     
  13. Well I would, but I don't drink. I quit in 1995 because I would have woke up in hell one morning if I hadn't. Needing a new vice (ya have to have a vice), I decided to adopt food as a vice. Anyway, I'm going to go with marinating one and a rub on the other and see how they turn out.
     
  14. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a good plan don't forget the Qview and tell us what your thoughts are between the two.
     
  15. Can't do a Qview just yet. No digital camera at the moment.
     
  16. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    ok we'll deal with a nice play by play like on the radio [​IMG]
     

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