butt fat

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cromag, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    Has anyone ever smoked a butt to temp (190-200) only to get some fat right under the bark?? Also I use Weber grill grates and even though I sprayed them with grill release spray my butts still stick. Has anyone come up with a better solution to this problem?
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Did you trim off any of the Fat Cap?
  3. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    Yes, trimmed it real thin and there wasn't much of a cap when I started
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't know why the fat wouldn't render off. I trim most of the fat off & put it on a rack above the butt so it bastes itself. The fat I leave on usually disappears when it's done, leaving a nice bark coating. I don't foil either.
  5. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    It was only on one butt and after I pulled it you couldn't tell it was in the meat and I will have to try putting the fat on the rack above next time. I also stopped foiling my meat I think more people should try it.
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     I think most who foil, now adays, do it to speed up the process. I know I do.
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sometimes I foil and sometimes I don't.

    I never have a problem with meat sticking, I use my smoker so often that it's well seasoned.

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