Boston Nutt halving

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by bobbyk, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. Hey everyone. I was thinking of getting the twin pack of shoulders from Sam's club, then cutting them in half and vacuum packing them since I'm usually only making pulled pork for my family. Good idea?
     
  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn.....thought this was a Boston Nutt thread......Sounds good to me....they freeze well
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sure. If you don't need to make 8 lbs of Pulled Pork at a time, you can cut the roasts down. If you have the time, Smoke the whole roast as PP freezes well and if reheated with a Foiling Juice or Apple Juice, can be as good as fresh out of the smoker...JJ
     
  4. Thanks Jimmy. Hadn't even thought of it. I'll make a whole butt, pull it and pack it with a cup of au jus
     
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    If using vinegar in the finishing sauce... only use the sauce in what your going to eat that day/nite... I've heard and also experienced that if mixing vinegar based finishing sauce in the meat and then freezing that the meat becomes mushy.... mix finishing sauce in after thawing and reheating ... see what the pros say about this ...
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Jck, You are correct. That is what I said but was not as clear as you. Good Catch!...JJ
     
  7. klub222

    klub222 Newbie

    I am going to get a 12ish pound butt this weekend, does it hurt anything to cut it in half to decrease smoking times? You would get more bark and probably a little more shrinkage, but at least I wouldn't have to smoke it for 20 hours....
     
  8. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I do this all the time for the exact reason that I don't have 20 hours to cook a butt and bark is beautiful!
     
  9. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    my Kroger has them for $1.79, by far the best price in a long time ... what should I do ...
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2015

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