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Posted: 12/27/2014 5:59:03 PM EST
I am looking to get a nice piece of meat as a gift for a Ukrainian neighbor. I know that he is very into smoking meat, so I want to get him a cut that will be good for smoking since I know that there is a good chance that he will process it that way. Any recommendations on what would be best (loing, shoulder, etc...)?
Link Posted: 12/27/2014 6:58:15 PM EST
Boston butt (pork shoulder). The type of pig matters. I use Berkshire which tends to have much better marbling.
Link Posted: 12/27/2014 7:03:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
Boston butt (pork shoulder). The type of pig matters. I use Berkshire which tends to have much better marbling.
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FPNI Couldnt have said it better myself.
Link Posted: 12/27/2014 7:21:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/27/2014 7:27:47 PM EST
A nice suckling pig is a good option. Don't forget the apple.
Link Posted: 12/27/2014 8:15:24 PM EST
Above post nailed it. Don't just buy cheap pork shoulder cut. Butcher will get you a full Boston cut with good fat
Link Posted: 12/27/2014 8:15:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/27/2014 8:16:38 PM EST by Gulftanker]
The butt, which is the shoulder, but not the butt, which is a ham.

If you don't need such a large cut, the tenderloins smoke up nicely, too.
Link Posted: 12/27/2014 9:45:22 PM EST
You may know smoked pork belly as bacon
Link Posted: 12/28/2014 12:45:46 PM EST
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You may know smoked pork belly as bacon
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Well, cured and then smoked.
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 2:55:41 PM EST
Snouts smoke up nice.

Smoked pork liver makes great pate and great chili.



Link Posted: 1/7/2015 10:00:20 AM EST
Buy the whole shoulder. Essentially a Boston Butt and a Picnic Ham still in one piece.

If he is really into smoking he will appreciate that.
Link Posted: 1/7/2015 10:11:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By osprey21:

Thrice!

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Originally Posted By GMZ:
Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
Boston butt (pork shoulder). The type of pig matters. I use Berkshire which tends to have much better marbling.

FPNI Couldnt have said it better myself.

Thrice!



and again!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:59:06 PM EST
A good marbled butt is hard to beat
However a nice lean beef brisket is what does it for me
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