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  • Willy
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    • Apr 2015
    • 1792
    • High Desert of the Great Southwest

    Pork Butt-Now I'm Confused

    I have been under the impression that a large pork butt runs 9-10 pounds WITH the bone in. SInce we are hosting a neighborhood picnic this weekend, I decided to do chicken and pulled pork (and tocino!). So, anyway, at Costco today then had what they called boneless pork shoulder butt (??), I bought two, assuming that they are indeed "butt", but I am puzzled by weight, which was 15+# each. Did I buy the "right" thing?
  • randy56
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    • Aug 2017
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    #2

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    • Willy
      Willy commented
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      How much does that weigh?
  • trasmc
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    • Dec 2016
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    #3
    The pork butts at the Costco near me are usually 2 to a package, but only the total combined weight is listed on the label. Assuming that’s what you bought as well?

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    • Willy
      Willy commented
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      In the cryovac, both packages look like a single piece of meat. Looks like I'll need to wait til I dry brine 'em Wednesday night to be certain.
      Last edited by Willy; November 2nd, 2017, 01:26 PM.

    • HorseDoctor
      HorseDoctor commented
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      Bet you “dollars to doughnuts” you have 4 butts (2/package). Common mistake for those buying crypto wrapped butts first time. Enjoy!
  • RonB
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    #4
    Costco butts have always been two per pack in my area.

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    • Spinaker
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      Mine too!

    • HawkerXP
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      me three
  • Willy
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 1792
    • High Desert of the Great Southwest

    #5
    So I'm guessing that when I open the packages, there will be two pieces. I will confirm or deny by Thursday AM. Regardless, I did buy the proper amount of pork, (30 pounds) and, if it is two pieces, my world will not have suddenly been turned upside down. ;«)

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    • RonB
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      And you will have more surface area for bark.
  • scottranda
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    • May 2015
    • 1692
    • Charlotte, NC

    #6
    Yeah, mine are 2x per package.

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    • texastweeter
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      • Jul 2017
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      • Republic of Texas

      #7
      pork but is butt... bone in bone out, it will all be GREAT

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      • ecowper
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          Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

        #8
        I like the Costco butts .... they are indeed 2 to a pack, thus why the typical cryovac weight is around 15 lbs ..... you will have four boneless pork butts, each weighing 7-8 lbs. you will want some butcher’s twine to tie them with. Once the bone is removed, they have a very odd shape and parts of the butt kinda flop around. The Costco butts are good quality meat and pretty darn predictable from a cooking perspective.

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        • alans38
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          Kirkland

        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          texastweeter my understanding is that it is either Swift or Smithfield

        • 6th Borough BBQ
          6th Borough BBQ commented
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          2nd the twine part....it is a small detail that is very important.
      • kmhfive
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        #9
        Yep… you have both the right kind of meat and the right mass/weight but you have four individual pieces instead of two — hey, more bark!!😃

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        • DWCowles
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          What they said

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          • Baltassar
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            • Apr 2016
            • 129
            • Northern California

            #11
            I've did this exact thing first time I bought pork butt at Costco. Costco is almost incapable of selling one (1) of anything smaller than a table saw. Why sell one large jar/chunk/box of X when you shrink-wrap two of them together!

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            • Willy
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              • Apr 2015
              • 1792
              • High Desert of the Great Southwest

              #12
              As y'all knew, the packages indeed had two butts each, so, four butts totaling 30-ish pounds after trimming. Got'em dry brined Tuesday night for a Friday cook (one day ahead of the block party cuz I'm not getting up to start a cook at 1 AM). Vacuum seal after cooking/cooling and then up to temp via sous vide before going into CrockPots. Looks like about 60 adults and a dozen kids and I think with the pork, four chickens, hot dogs for the kids (gonna be a terrorist and just boil 'em to save time and last minute cooking) a couple pounds of tocino, and a batch of slaw, as well as potluck dishes from each guest, no one should go hungry.

              I do wish the butts were bone-in, both to eliminate the need to tie and to provide the satisfaction of pulling the clean bone right out of the cooked butt. C'est la vie.

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