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Old 05-13-2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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Pork Butts & Stinky Butts

I purchased a couple of two butt per cryo pack pork butts (total of 4 butts) a week ago and decided to get them into the WSM last night. The first pack I opened had a strong sulfur smell to it. I never run into this before so I was surprised (not pleasantly) by the oder.

I remember an earlier post from someone asking about using white vinegar as a wash on pork ribs and Big Wheel responded that it was used to neutralize the oder from ribs that were in the cryo pack to long. The impression I got was that as long as the pork didn't smell like rotten cheese, you could go ahead and use the sulfur smelling pork (see BW's response below - gotta love it!).

When push came to shove, I decided I didn't want to use them. The butts in this post are from the other pack that didn't smell. After freaking out last night about this, I decided to do the cook in the morning. Any other thoughts on this??? Would any of you go ahead and cook a stinky butt??







I will post the cook as time goes on. Thanks . . .
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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Re: Pork Butts & Stinky Butts

Yes yes..stinky butts are fine as long as they smell like sulphur. The rotten cheese smelling stinky butts need to be took back to the store for a refund.

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I woulda cooked em.
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Re: Pork Butts & Stinky Butts

I think I knew those twins back in high school I don't blame you Lew, with age comes wisdom and I too would err on the side of caution
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:10 PM   #5
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Re: Pork Butts & Stinky Butts

Well you two are going to be throwing away enough purfuctly good pig meat to feed an entire village of widders and orphans etc. I would hazzard to guess the best place to get totally unstinky pig meat would be at a real high volume place such as Sam's. They got to be selling them as quick as they come in. Now we are speaking strictly cryo here. If they air em out a little and put them in Saran that dont count cuz they simply done for you whut you could have done for yourself which is to expose the meat to the air for a while. Usual wait time 20 mins course that be dependent on the humidity temps etc. I have tested the hyphothesis in all types of surroundings and would say it actually closer to 5 mins. tops. Have neva picked up any sulphur or other off flavors or smells in the cooked meat.

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Lew, High volume it right. Also don't fret. It's a normal smell. I once opend a pack Farmer John spares from Smart and Final, and I swear someone had farted in my face! As long as the exp date hasn't past it's normal. My wife's grandpa who is a butcher was there he smelt it and said it's perfectly normal. I did wash with vinigar and let em air out and the meat began to smell fresh again.
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Re: Pork Butts & Stinky Butts

If I have to wipe meat off with something that smells worse than the sulpher smell (vinager), I ain't cooking it.
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Re: Pork Butts & Stinky Butts

Sorry Lew, I'm confused. I was going to ask you what the wrapping was on those butts. Did you put that on after seasoning, or is that from the store? If you did that, can you tell me what that is?
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Re: Pork Butts & Stinky Butts

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Sorry Lew, I'm confused. I was going to ask you what the wrapping was on those butts. Did you put that on after seasoning, or is that from the store? If you did that, can you tell me what that is?
The wrapping is just some Saran wrap I put on after injecting and seasoning them. These butts are the two that came out of the cryo pack that didn't smell. They set in the refrigerator over night until I was ready to smoke them.
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Lew, any after smoke pix yet? As long as we don't have smell-a-vision the pre smoke butts look great
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