Boston Butt?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by essexsmoker, May 27, 2016.

  1. essexsmoker

    essexsmoker Smoke Blower

    Hi All,
    Recently bought a pork joint, sold as a Boston butt.

    Obviously it's pretty rare in the UK, so I'm no expert on butts, but it doesn't look like one to me.

    As far as I know there shouldn't be a socket joint? Also I couldn't find the money muscle that shouldbe on one end.

    Anyone think this is a butt?

  2. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks to me like you have a Boston Butt, I believe what you are thinking of is a pork shoulder roast that includes the socket joint. (it is the cut next to the butt)

    Have fun!
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
  3. essexsmoker

    essexsmoker Smoke Blower

    Guess I should say all the pics are of the same joint! Just wanted to get different angles so people could see.
  4. essexsmoker

    essexsmoker Smoke Blower

    There is a socket on the joint. Butts are cut about half way through the shoulder blade aren't they?
  5. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

  6. essexsmoker

    essexsmoker Smoke Blower

    Thanks red. Very helpful. I assume all the pics were butts but from different angles? Was the money muscle in any of the shots?

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