Memphis In May BBQ

Tips on Picking out the Best Whole Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt

Tips on Picking out the Best Whole Pork Butt If you want to produce Championship Quality Pork Butt, you MUST start with a good quality product… If you’re buying Whole Shoulders, look for them to weigh 16-17 lbs. I’ve found that this size shoulder trims down to the perfect contest size. When cooking Pork Butt I stick with the 8lb …

The Money Muscle… and all the other sections of a Pork Butt

Several people have asked me “where is the money muscle?” and “where do I pull the turn-in meat from a pork butt?” So I decided to take a few pictures – and shoot a short video – to explain where the money muscle in pork butts really are. These cross sections pictures will help you understand exactly where I’m getting …