Boston vs picnic

Discussion in 'Pork' started by lemans, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How much taste different is there between these two? I have only smoked bottoms but the picnic is so much cheaper?
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have only done 1 butt when I first started.

    I only do picnics now. Alot cheaper.

    I use butts to make ham.

    I like the bone, skin and the extra fat. All adds to the flavor.
  3. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like to mix when doing Pulled pork.
    I find the picnic slightly sweeter and more tender
    The butts have a little more body to the meat. It makes a great combo.
    However and as cfarmer posted. I have been doing more picnics also, because I catch them on sale sometimes for .99 a pound.
    The yield is a little less on the picnics but they are more than 50% cheaper when I catch the picnics on sale.
  4. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I like the picnics also because the meat seems to shred better than pork butt. They both taste fine but I like the texture you get with the picnic. And the price of picnic being lower ...that is nice too.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2015

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