Money Muscle

Discussion in 'Pork' started by erik, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. erik

    erik Fire Starter

    Ok, I've heard the term, "Money Muscle" for the best part of a pork shoulder. So, where is this at and how do I get to it?
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I saw Myron Mixon talk about the money muscle on one of the talk shows he was on.
     
  3. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was just checking that link out.
     
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That was a good read and educational to me ty
     
  6. erik

    erik Fire Starter

    Ahhh, thanks for the link!
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So the money muscle is just that little chunk of meat at the end of a butt ha. Interesting.
     
  8. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    Tx
    Exactly . That is why they all cook 4 butts at each comp?
     
  9. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    And why you hear about some folks being pretty particular when buying their pork butts (some even have butchers prepare them).
     
  10. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Here is a question I have been meaning to ask!

    Tuffy talked about it quite a bit as well. I looks like they pull most the pork, and then cut slices of the money muscle and include both in their turn-in box.

    Looking forward to trying it out
     
  11. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    man, i have found those before and i had no idea what they were but when i did.......everything stops and i enjoy a "moment of luxury". it is findings like those in the culinary world that are unmached by any other experiance!
     
  12. stevek142

    stevek142 Newbie

    My money muscle has been turning to mush because it's overcooked. It's overcooked because I go for 195 degrees on my butt and the money muscle should only go to 180. How to I keep the muscle form turning to muscle. Should I protect it with foil?
     
  13. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Make two butts
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's what they do in comps.

    One for pulling, one for the money muscle for slicing.

    Al
     

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