Bone in butt fell apart

Discussion in 'Pork' started by truesouth, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. truesouth

    truesouth Newbie

    I just purchased a 10lb butt too smoke this weekend. Well, when I was getting it ready to put my rub on it, I picked it up and it almost fell in two halves. One half has bone in it and the other doesn't. Its still held together by a little strip of meat. I am new to this and was wondering if I should just leave it like that or should I split it in two and smoke it that way.
     
  2. brandon91

    brandon91 Meat Mopper

    you could try using some kitchen twine and tie it back together like a roast. I don't think it would really matter either way.
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Separate the two and they will cook faster, more bark too...JJ
     
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    More bark is a good thing. Finish cutting it.
     
  5. truesouth

    truesouth Newbie

    Thank yall i like the bark myself
     
  6. mfreel

    mfreel Smoking Fanatic

    Bark! Bark!
     
  7. jayace

    jayace Smoke Blower

    Agreed, split them. Quicker cook and more bark.
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Let us know how they turn out!

    Al
     
  9. truesouth

    truesouth Newbie

    It turned out great! The half with the bone in it took 2 hrs longer to cook than the other half, but they both tasted awesome. 
     

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