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Pork Shoulder / Picnic vs Boston Butt Side by side comparison w/ pics

cdees_1993cdees_1993 Posts: 135
edited March 2013 in EggHead Forum
I cooked these the exact same being indirect with drip pan with water and apple juice over hickory chips.  Only difference being the types of rub.  I tried to do a side by side comparison on both and since I heard that the picnic would finish sooner, I put the probe in it and monitored from there.  

Here are pics of the cook which was at 240-250 degrees for about 10 hours.  Both were similar in weight at a little over 4 lbs.

Picnic / Pork shoulder
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Boston Butt

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Smoke ring on picnic

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Both pulled with picnic on left and butt on right

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Again, picnic on left and butt on the right.

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All in all there isn't a lot of difference.  The most notable being that the picnic / shoulder was a little less juicy.  
Both will make you beat your brains out with your tongue, but if I had to pic I would stick with the butt!  

Again, to get them to the correct IT, it took about 10 hours.


Just depends on preference!

It definitely has her approval!!  


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