When making a choice for pulled pork, it seems Boston Butt is chosen more often than Picnic Shoulder. Picnic prices seem to be lower than Butt prices, last time I checked. Why is that? I was thinking of getting a Picnic next time I want pulled pork, just to try something different. Will I be disappointed in the moistness compared to Butt? What else is different in flavor and texture between the two cuts? I've read to score the skin (assuming they all come with a skin and fat cap), and when cooked, it becomes crispy cracklins to snack on. I think the cracklins could add some interesting texture and flavor to a pulled pork sandwich. To those who cook both, what are your thoughts?
Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.