Small Emergency, Sorry

Discussion in 'Pork' started by claregirl, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. claregirl

    claregirl Fire Starter

    I'm sure we Newbies are real pains.....[​IMG]

    I bought a very small pork butt (3 lbs) that is held together with a mesh, I assume so it won't fall apart while cooking.  Should I take it off before I rub it and smoke it in a 8X8 aluminum pan?  Or rub it with the mesh on and then smoke?  I don't want to hurt any bark I can get but I also want a great pulled pork.

    Thanks
     
  2. casmurf

    casmurf Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I always rub and smoke as is.

    Never had a problem

    Jerry S.
     
  3. I've never smoked one that small but what Jerry said will work.
     
  4. claregirl

    claregirl Fire Starter

    Thanks!!!!!
     
  5. claregirl

    claregirl Fire Starter

    LOL, this is what happens when you live in the Northeast.  I can't find a brisket larger than 5 lbs.
     
  6. I totally understand! The butchers here tried to sell me $9.99 lb New York Strips Steaks as Tri Tip. You just go with what you can get!!!
     
  7. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How fine is the mesh ?   Are you talking about a real fine mesh like cheese cloth ?  Or something with much bigger gaps ?
     
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Based on what you said, noted in red, Remove the mesh, your bark will become one with the mesh when you go to remove it.
     

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