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butt skin question

popedaddypopedaddy Posts: 51
edited 3:53PM in EggHead Forum
I've only done 1 butt before and don't remember anything about the skin.. Do you leave it on cut it off?? I have read some recipe's but don't see anything about the skin??? Thanks in advance..
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,448
    skin? I assume you mean fat cap - just leave it on - it will render during the long cook and enhance the meat. As for me I always place the butt so the fat cap is on top.

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    A shoulder has skin, a butt does not...[p]Wess

  • Sorry I meant shoulder I guess i'm screwed now!! Don't know how to do a shoulder is it the same as a butt??>?
  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    popedaddy,[p]The shoulder cooks pretty much the same as the butt. If you want bark and more smoke flavor, cut off the skin and rub up as you would the butt. If you don't, leave the skin on or score it and the shoulder will still turn out very good bbq.[p]john
  • WessB, I dunno... I have 2 shoulders and one butt (well, 2 halves) and last I checked, they all had skin..... Sorry, I couldn't resist! 8 - )[p]Rasky

  • WooDoggies,
    thanks for the info

  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    popedaddy,[p]welcome! [p]Let us know how it turns out... pictures are good, too. :~)
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