Don’t let the name “Smoked Boston Butt or Smoked Pork Butt” confuse you, this doesn’t actually come from the butt of the pig; it actually comes from a part of the shoulder. When my friend was getting married, I offered to make this for everyone that was attending. It was a lot of work but it was well worth it because so many people came up to me and told me they loved the food.
Before we get started, I’ll answer some common questions which can be useful for you.
Is boston butt the same as pork shoulder?
This is a common misconception but the answer is no. Pork butt is above the shoulder blade while the shoulder is below the butt of the leg. There is also a difference in the amount of fat between the two with pork shoulder having less fat than pork butt.
What is the best cut for pulled pork?
The boston butt or pork butt is often referred to at the best cut. This is because the fat melts while smoking which will make the pork more tender and juicy.
How do you keep the meat moist in a smoker?
A great method is to marinate the meat for up to 24 hours before smoking. Another method to try is using indirect heat. This decreases the temperature which will help the meat remain moist.
What makes a good smoked boston butt recipe?
Since the pork butt is one of the best cuts you can get, you know you are always going to get some juicy and tender pulled pork once everything is sone. But another reason it’s so good is that there are so many sides that pair great with this. One of the most popular side dishes people like to pair with pulled pork is mac n cheese.
Now that you have a better understanding of this recipe, it’s time to make it!
Don’t be afraid to mix up the side dishes you are using with this either. Mac n cheese is great but try some new sides. By doing this, you will find some great combinations for pulled pork