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Cooking Twine on Pork Butts?

CullumCullum Posts: 215
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
Does anybody use cooking twine on pork butts to pull the meat in together? 


  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    No but I have bought small butts that were already tied and they cooked fine.
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    If you do, you would be creating a larger piece of meat with a longer cook time (less bark\crust\smoke surface). 
    If you keep them separate they will have their own individual cook times (and more of that other good stuff). 

    I've done it for pork tenderloins, but not a butt. 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • tgklemantgkleman Posts: 216
    I have and it worked great. Makes a tight, compact package and is especially helpful when I take the meat off the grill.  In the past I have had butts without twine fall apart as I was trying to remove them from the grill.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    Sorry, I misread this. had the tenderloins in my brain where I had to tie them.
    Need to log off now. 

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    pork tenderloins being tied?  the things are an inch in diameter. surely you mean pork LOINS. thogu htere's barely need to tie them either
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Pork butts and twine, forget about it.  Just cook it and stop being such a scientist.  If good meat, will be like butter. 
  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    Only if it's a boneless butt
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