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    Deboned Pork Butt Question

    I picked up a pair of Costco pork butts today. It had been so long since I had been in the hallowed halls of Costco that I forgot they are deboned. Should I truss this thing or use toothpicks to hold the end together or just let it be?

    Hmm, I think we’re gonna need a photo or two In Sweden most butts are deboned, and I never have to truss ’em, but it all depends on the butcher. How does it look?


      I usually tie them up a bit. Nothing fancy, just a couple of strings to keep it all together


        Yup, I usually tie up boneless butts.


          I've used bamboo skewers in the past


            I have not had one from Costco, but I have deboned a few. More area for rub. I just squeeze them up on the the grate to cook for pulled pork.


              I tie up the boneless. And that’s why I don’t buy pork butts from Costco anymore.


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                  Truss it up for sure.

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                Thanks for the tips folks. Used a small skewer to hold things in place


                  If I plan to hang on PBC I will tie it up.


                    Tie them. Learn the butcher's knot. It is your friend


                      I often slice large pork butts in half for more rub/bark area, so one half is boneless. I don't cinch it up unless it won't hang well (parts are too floppy) in the PBC or will slide apart on the WSCGC grate. Then I use one or two of these silicone cooking bands. In my experience, they don't pull the bark away as much as string can sometimes do in the removal process.

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                        fzxdoc that’s super cool thanks for the link

                      • Bumby
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                        I hate tying sooo much. Thanks for this idea and link - I have a pack arriving this week.

                      Boneless Butts also do well on the rotis with a mop interval.


                        You could tie them up or split it (basically butterfly it) and smoke it that way. Which is what I do now since I want more smoke influence in pulled pork and big thick chunks work against that.



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