pork shoulder help

Discussion in 'Pork' started by kbr0125, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. kbr0125

    kbr0125 Fire Starter

    Bought a porker shoulder with the bone in, it looked good in package but when I opened it up it had a flab that was barley attached. Should I leave it or cut it off?

    looks like in package.

    Pic of flab, did not open all the way up.

  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Leave it.  Makes a nice barky piece of meat.

    When I buy boneless butts and shoulders I don't bother to tie them up like some do.  They have loose pieces all over.  Makes for some great extra bark. 

    Just pick it up and put rub on all sides of the flap.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
  3. kbr0125

    kbr0125 Fire Starter

    Than you, just wanted to get the pros advice before I rub it and let it chill overnight. Did a few modifications today to my cheap walmart smoker worked good for the seasoning/test run today.

    Thanks again
  4. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Great advice above! I love a lot of bark on my butts. When you pull the pork after the smoke, the bark mixed in will give it a great texture and contrasting flavor! Can't wait to see it done.

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