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Urgent - Wrong cut of meat

I asked for a butt at a new butcher shop I was trying. I noticed when they rang me up it came up as pork shoulder. I thought I remembered hearing they are the same cut. However when I opened the meat - I noticed this one has more than just the one bone- looks like I have ribs on the bottom as well.

Advice?!
-Large BGE since 6-13
-Indianapolis, IN

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,259
    Personally I'd take it back.. But someone here will guide you through it. Low and slow I'm sure
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,368
    edited July 2013
    Hmmm...maybe a pic?  If it has ribs on the bottom sounds like a bone in pork loin roast (aka rack of pork).  Still very good, but way different cook than a butt. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • nick_banichnick_banich Posts: 109
    I would but its across town by where I work, not by where I live
    -Large BGE since 6-13
    -Indianapolis, IN

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  • nick_banichnick_banich Posts: 109
    Pictures
    -Large BGE since 6-13
    -Indianapolis, IN

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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 937
    Can you post a pic? Would make it way easier to diagnose. Might just be a case of trimming away what's not wanted and going from there. 
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
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  • nick_banichnick_banich Posts: 109
    Let me know of those dont work. Thanks in advance for the expertise
    -Large BGE since 6-13
    -Indianapolis, IN

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  • nick_banichnick_banich Posts: 109
    Ha I would except I opened my fat mouth about how good my pulled pork was - now I have been expected to deliver to a family cookout - and my mom is one of ten!
    -Large BGE since 6-13
    -Indianapolis, IN

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,368
    Dude I don't know...not a rack of pork.  It looks like maybe they cut out the bottom of the shoulder, the armpit, and the top of the rib cage!  Hopefully someone with more butcher experience than me will comment.  




    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • nick_banichnick_banich Posts: 109
    Im thinking about throwing it in the freezer for another weekend and just running to the nearest grocery...
    -Large BGE since 6-13
    -Indianapolis, IN

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
    Semi educated, but definitely a guess....it looks like it has at least part of the shoulder in it...perhaps cut further back that a standard boston butt, with a few back ribs attached. Looks to be a good candidate for low slow. If you see a bunch of lean loin meat, you know you have the wrong beast, but by the picture, looks plenty fatty like the shoulder. Henapple may have a point about just cooking it while you drink.

    Good luck!
    Chris
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,785
    Get a boning knife cut off the rib section, season 'em both and throw it on for a low and slow. Pour a drink and relax. Snack on some ribs later on. That's what I'd do.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 937
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
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  • nick_banichnick_banich Posts: 109
    Forgot the basics. Animal. Smoke. Alcohol. I also got a smaller butt that looks typical. I'm gonna smoke this bad boy next weekend and let you all know what she tasted like.
    -Large BGE since 6-13
    -Indianapolis, IN

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,259

    Forgot the basics. Animal. Smoke. Alcohol. I also got a smaller butt that looks typical. I'm gonna smoke this bad boy next weekend and let you all know what she tasted like.

    You have a small butt... Need to take your Noasitol pills.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • nick_banichnick_banich Posts: 109
    henapple said:

    Forgot the basics. Animal. Smoke. Alcohol. I also got a smaller butt that looks typical. I'm gonna smoke this bad boy next weekend and let you all know what she tasted like.

    You have a small butt... Need to take your Noasitol pills.
    Think the problem is I took too many.
    -Large BGE since 6-13
    -Indianapolis, IN

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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,472
    Looks to me like you have a "mongrel" cut. A portion of shoulder and a portion of back ribs.

    Check out the Amazinf ribs "Cuts of pork." When I looked at your 1st pic, I immediately thought "partially trimmed back ribs." Then, looking at the second pic, and seeing the bones were only in about half portion, I figured it must be the shoulder meat next to the bone that would be in a bone-in shoulder cut.

    All good meat, but might be easier to cook more consistently by slicing it into 2 sections.
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  • nick_banichnick_banich Posts: 109
    So sounds like Griffen's route is the way to go
    -Large BGE since 6-13
    -Indianapolis, IN

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,098
    Or throw in freezer and buy a pork butt so you can drink and relax knowing it will be a success
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • ronthorontho Posts: 109
    Chubbs said:
    ...........knowing it will be a success
    Of course it will be a success, he owns an egg! Hell, I can throw on an old PF Flyer and make it taste like a Nike
    :))
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  • nick_banichnick_banich Posts: 109
    Chubbs said:

    Or throw in freezer and buy a pork butt so you can drink and relax knowing it will be a success

    Exactly what I did. Going to take on my pig "torso" when I don't have the expectation of great pulled pork another weekend. Just FTCd the butt and headed to the event.
    -Large BGE since 6-13
    -Indianapolis, IN

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  • Definitely need to see pics of the completed "torso" whenever you end up cooking it.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
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