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Old 12-04-2006, 04:55 PM   #11
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I've always used the Boston butt (shoulder blade) cut. Is there any noticeable difference in the finished product when you use the picnic cut?

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To the average Joe, there's not alot, if any difference between a butt or a picnic. Some say the picnic's have a hammy taste, I've never noticed that myself. I used to predominately cook picnics, because they were half the price of butts. I think a picnic makes just as good BBQ as a butt does and you can't beat the price!

Two cons with the picnics in my opinion. Removing the skin and your finished yield will be less than a butt of the same size. Not a big deal if you ask me though. The price is the equalizer!
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:29 PM   #12
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I've always used the Boston butt (shoulder blade) cut. Is there any noticeable difference in the finished product when you use the picnic cut?
To the average Joe, there's not alot, if any difference between a butt or a picnic. Some say the picnic's have a hammy taste, I've never noticed that myself. I used to predominately cook picnics, because they were half the price of butts. I think a picnic makes just as good BBQ as a butt does and you can't beat the price!

Two cons with the picnics in my opinion. Removing the skin and your finished yield will be less than a butt of the same size. Not a big deal if you ask me though. The price is the equalizer!
Thanks, Larry, that's an answer I can work with. I figured that the big shank bone and skin would make for a higher waste-to-yield ratio, but like you say, the price makes up for it. I'll try one to satisfy my curiosity.

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(Thanks for your feedback too, Nick.)
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:37 PM   #13
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Just read the packaging carefully, Its much easier here to find butts that arent enhanced than picnics, could just be the area though
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:51 PM   #14
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I've always used the Boston butt (shoulder blade) cut. Is there any noticeable difference in the finished product when you use the picnic cut?

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John,
To the average Joe, there's not alot, if any difference between a butt or a picnic. Some say the picnic's have a hammy taste, I've never noticed that myself. I used to predominately cook picnics, because they were half the price of butts. I think a picnic makes just as good BBQ as a butt does and you can't beat the price!

Two cons with the picnics in my opinion. Removing the skin and your finished yield will be less than a butt of the same size. Not a big deal if you ask me though. The price is the equalizer!
This cook, I didn't remove the skin. I cut it all the way back but left it attached. Then I applied rub under the skin and pulled the skin back down over the rub. I cooked it with the skin side down. When I pulled the skin off after it cooked, there was a soft layer of bark under it but it was the moistest butt I've ever done.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:44 PM   #15
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Nick,

That is some great looking Q you have there. Getting me hungry and I just finished dinner.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:45 AM   #16
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Very impressive looking Nick. Must have been good if thirds were involved.
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