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Did anyone par boil meat such as pork butts before you found Amazingribs.com??

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    #16
    Corned beef, hot dogs, and cured ham. A really salty ham benefits from a little boiling to leech out some salt. Which is more or less the same reason why you boil corned beef. And I haven't done hot dogs since my dorm room in college.

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    • Jerod Broussard
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      Thankfully my wife is appalled at boiled hot dogs.

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      #18
      Yes, of course, I've parboiled something like a pork butt. Still do, when the recipe calls for braising and making a sauce from the braising liquid. No, not for smoking -- but that's not what the question in your title asks.

      Parboiling helps to clarify a final sauce because the surface proteins clump together, making them easier to skim off. If you don't parboil a hunk of pork or chicken or beef before the braise, the final sauce is cloudy. Parboil for a few minutes, then remove and rinse the hunks of meat. Next time you make a meat-based stew or soup, try it both ways: with, and without a cleansing parboil. The soup or stew will be much clearer and more appetizing if you parboil.

      Parboiling is a technique, and there are lots of techniques in cooking. If you use it appropriately it gives good results.

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      • EdF
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        There's always a wise man around to counter conventional wisdom! ;-)

      • Medusa
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        WOW! Reading a recipe in CI that gives the same info about clarifying, etc. Good info regarding the technique of Parboiling RobertC

      • HouseHomey
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        While that is a skilled technique tis not what was meant. EdF A wise man indeed!

      #19
      i started cooking late in life so i never cooked any of this stuff until i started using this website.

      my wife, on the other hand, comes from a family where a lot of their meats are boiled. that must have been the way to do it for a long time

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        #20
        I never cooked a pork butt any way prior to finding ar.com. I have well made up for it since, and only on my gas grill when I learned how from ar.com, and then plenty more on my PBC. Some day I want to get a large stick burner and smoke about 20 at once 😊 I'll invite you all over.

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        • EdF
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          We'll be waiting!

        • Breadhead
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          Hahaha... if you invite us all 20 pork butts will not be near enough.😬

        #21
        Many many moons ago I admit I simmered my ribs in beer. And around the same age bracket we used to keep a crockpot full of hotdogs simmering in beer during partys.

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        • EdF
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          Youth is wasted on the young!

        • FireMan
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          Yeah EdF, youth is a waste.

        #22
        What RobertC did is what make the Pit amazing, from just being Ribs, to Amazing Ribs.

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        • Medusa
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          Yes, I learned something new yesterday... --Ed

        #23
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpecBkdpiK4

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        • Breadhead
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          Now that's funny!😎 Welcome to the Pit dave_trimble ...👍

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