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To trim my butts or not to to trim my butts

 
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thevinoman
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 6:59 am    Post subject: To trim my butts or not to to trim my butts Reply with quote

How much fat do you all trim off your butts prior to cooking? Some? All? or none? Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I trim very, very little if any. The fat puts flavor and moisture into the butts I think. On occasion when there is a very large glob of fat hanging off, I's cut it. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I did some more reading here, and found that some folks just score the fat cap, which is what I ended up doing. I'm cooking 50 lbs of butt tomorrow for a party on Sunday. I'm taking photos of the whole process, then the cook. Will post more here as it's complete.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thevinoman wrote:
Thanks. I did some more reading here, and found that some folks just score the fat cap, which is what I ended up doing. I'm cooking 50 lbs of butt tomorrow for a party on Sunday. I'm taking photos of the whole process, then the cook. Will post more here as it's complete.


Looking forward to seeing the pics. I also score the fat cap on butts and brisket. I think it lets the rub in on that side much better.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20 12 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cut all, or as much as possible off, then inject with apple juice and white vinegar. Butts have plenty of internal fat to keep them moist and the less fat you have to render keeps your smoker cleaner too. JMHO, but what do I know? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11 12 8:51 pm    Post subject: Agreed Reply with quote

I cut all the fat/skin off then apply the rub that forms that amazing tastey bark.
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