Pork Butt trimming

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Pork Butt trimming

Post by mp4 » June 8th, 2017, 11:10 pm

I have my first (kind of) paying gig feed g school staff their final meal of the school year. There's supposed to be 100 people to feed and my buddy (the superintendent) wanted brisket, butt, ribs and sausage. I trimmed up the butts they brought and probably lost 25% of the weight...de-boned I think I lost darn near another quarter.

Do most of you trim that much or wait and clean it up after cooking?Image



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Post by Big T » June 8th, 2017, 11:19 pm

When I cook a competition(rarely) I usually trim them up pretty good but if I'm cooking at home I just separate the fat when I'm shredding it.


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Post by Squiggle » June 11th, 2017, 4:13 am

I always get the butcher to remove the skin & trim as much fat as possible. I cook with the bone in as well, they say it helps the flavour but I'm not 100% convinced of that theory.


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Post by mp4 » June 11th, 2017, 8:26 am

Squiggle wrote:I always get the butcher to remove the skin & trim as much fat as possible. I cook with the bone in as well, they say it helps the flavour but I'm not 100% convinced of that theory.
I'm not so sure about the bone theory either...except for ribs...they're kinda mandatory there in my opinion! :-)



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Post by Squiggle » June 14th, 2017, 12:39 am

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Post by Rodcrafter » June 14th, 2017, 7:03 am

I like to only take off the fat that is over 1/4' thick, leaving the 1/4" fat cap and as far as the bone goes, I leave it in. My experience is that it helps to hold it together so when I wrap it in foil I can get it tighter. It seems to go through the stall better that way.

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Post by mp4 » June 14th, 2017, 7:52 am

Rodcrafter wrote:I like to only take off the fat that is over 1/4' thick, leaving the 1/4" fat cap and as far as the bone goes, I leave it in. My experience is that it helps to hold it together so when I wrap it in foil I can get it tighter. It seems to go through the stall better that way.

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I'll try that next time and see how it goes.



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Re: Pork Butt trimming

Post by Stewart » June 14th, 2017, 10:12 am

I usually leave them alone and Cooke them. Pull the bones when I'm ready and separate any fat that's left over if any.



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