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Old 06-02-2008, 09:23 AM   #11
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I've been making boston butt for years and I love the stuff but I was under the impression, actually I learned this several years ago, that boston butt is a very tough cut of meat and therefore should be braised with liquid. I cook mine covered, in a Dutch oven with about 1 1/2 cups of liquid for 45 minutes per pound and it is soooo tender and delicious. I have also done a butt on the Weber grill over charcoal and if you cook it very slowly over low heat and keep basting it you will wind up with a fantastic piece of pork. Then you can "pull" it for sandwiches.

This cut has a lot of colagen so it needs very long, slow cooking in liquid. FYI, this is the most flavorful cut of meat on the entire pig. I'll buy that!
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:36 AM   #12
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DQ your ways work as well. They key to cooking tough pieces pof meat is not the liquid, it's the 'low and slow'. The long exposure to heat raises the internal temperature of the meat to over 190 F causing the collagen and connective tissue to break down. You can do that wet or dry. For pulled pork, the custom is to cook it dry so a nice thick crust forms.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:45 AM   #13
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DQ your ways work as well. They key to cooking tough pieces pof meat is not the liquid, it's the 'low and slow'. The long exposure to heat raises the internal temperature of the meat to over 190 F causing the collagen and connective tissue to break down. You can do that wet or dry. For pulled pork, the custom is to cook it dry so a nice thick crust forms.
Ah... for pulled pork, it depends on how you are going to serve it.
If I am serving it as just pulled pork, yes low, slow and dry.

If I am making my BBQ pulled pork, I need the broth to flavor it.
It's a wonderful BBQ, served with Turmeric slaw on top..
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:40 PM   #14
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I just wanted to say 'it's not the foil that makes your boston butt look fat, it's your butt that makes it look fat'. (all seriousness aside!)
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:43 PM   #15
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I just wanted to say 'it's not the foil that makes your boston butt look fat, it's your butt that makes it look fat'. (all seriousness aside!)
touché

Jeff, around here pulled pork IS barbecue/BBQ/barbeque
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Um, My reputation has 18243 points now. I don't know if that is good or bad but it's funny to me.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:50 PM   #17
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I just saw this thread but all the good butt jokes have been taken! Bummer...
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:31 AM   #18
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I just saw this thread but all the good butt jokes have been taken! Bummer...
Good one
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:56 AM   #19
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Um, My reputation has 18243 points now. I don't know if that is good or bad but it's funny to me.
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Can we see other people's reputation points too?
Just looked at mine and it's 56864. Not sure if that's good and what the heck does it even mean???
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Just looked at mine and it's 56864. Not sure if that's good and what the heck does it even mean???

18243 is the zip code of Pardeesville, PA
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