Issues with boneless Boston Butt...

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by medic92, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Everyone seems to recommend trimming most of the fat, which is my preference but my wife threatens me with bodily harm if I trim it off.  What do I do?

    Also, what is the going rate for butts in your area?  I get mine for $1.70/lb ($1.99/lb with and a 15% discount)
     
  2. Yesterday-1.99lb
     
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do not trim mine, fat equals flavor to me.  
     
  4. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't trim, in fact, I don't seperate it out after I pull it. $1.79/lb.
     
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Same here , I let it render and eat what's left,,,

     
  6. I cut the skin side slab off and cure it for bacon.

     
  7. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Same here.   There will be enough fat throughout the rest of the butt to keep it moist, and you get bacon to boot!

    Maybe she is thinking of brisket?
     
  8. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No trim for me, but I do separate the fat when I pull it.  I also smoke it fat side down toward the heat in my WSM.  I understand what folks say about the "basting" when you do it fat side up, but I like the all round bark better when I smoke it fat toward the heat. 

    I prefer bone in, but the best price around here anyplace I shop is at Costco, two boneless butts packed together usually $1.99 to $2:49/lb.  I saw $3.99 today at the grocer for a pork butt, bone in.  I'm buying less and less beef and pork from the grocer because their prices are ridiculous.   
     

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