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Buttackular
« on: May 01, 2010, 02:02:18 pm »
Ok, by now most of you have seen my ribticular test, now for my buttackular test. The same kind gentlemen (cough cough) who sent me the rub for my ribs, sent me a bottle of Carolina Treet and a bottle of Archer Farms Carolina Style Barbecue sauces. My goal is to see if the two are similar in flavor or at least close enough since I can't get CT out here. (I am having a hard time with Archer too). Next week I'll be smoking a butt and am too cheap to buy two, and don't think I could eat them both before they went bad anyhow. So my question to you all is should I cut the butt in half and use one for each sauce like a mini butt, or should I leave the butt whole and spread the CT on half the butt and Archer on the other half? The butt is 7.2 lbs. Polls close Tuesday.
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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 05:38:10 pm »
Split That Butt!

Split That Butt!

Split That Butt!

Split That Butt!

Split That Butt!

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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 08:01:33 am »
Hmmm.... this seems like the perfect place to insert a comment about splitting a butt and cracks in butts and....I think I'll just leave it alone.

Split and you'll also benefit from shorter cook time.

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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 09:52:35 am »
 ;D ;D You crack me up. Ooops, shouldn't have gone there.  ;D
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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 10:11:32 am »
;D ;D You crack me up. Ooops, shouldn't have gone there.  ;D

And you could put them in the smoker at the A$$crack of dawn!

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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 11:20:13 am »
Oh she won't like that one  :D
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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 11:46:13 am »
Split it - but only once.  Smaller and they get harder to get to tender succulence before they dry out or overcook.
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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 12:17:09 pm »
That was one of the things I was worried about. I wasn't sure if it would dry out. Speaking of which, since the majority so far are voting for doing the split. Should I pull the bone, or saw it in half?
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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 03:16:16 pm »
You got a meat saw?

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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 03:47:32 pm »
Yep, but I figured as long as I was cutting, I could just scoop it out, but am thinking I might want to saw it to help keep the meat together.
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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 03:58:42 pm »
I have deboned them and just tied them back up with butchers twine.

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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 09:33:55 pm »
Well, votings over an I guess the split the butt's won out. I kinda got lazy and just took the saw to the butt. I'll get some pics up tomorrow, I'm burned out from work.
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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 05:57:04 am »
I know that feeling.  I put in about an 11 hour day at work yesterday.  Luckily, my wife had a pound of bacon fresh out of the pan waiting for me when I got home.  That will brighten anybody's day.

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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2010, 07:15:36 am »
Me and the wife are one in the same, I call her my left hand.  :o :o
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Re: Buttackular
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2010, 07:17:58 am »
Me and the wife are one in the same, I call her my left hand.  :o :o

So when you are mad at her, you put your hand in your back pocket?

If you get a divorce, you have to cut off your hand?

That's scary!