Barbecue (alt.food.barbecue) Discuss barbecue and grilling--southern style "low and slow" smoking of ribs, shoulders and briskets, as well as direct heat grilling of everything from burgers to salmon to vegetables.

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Old 18-10-2003, 01:29 PM
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Do you guys put the fat cap on the Boston Butt up or down on the WSM grill
or does it matter?

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Old 18-10-2003, 02:32 PM
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"Danny Hardesty" wrote

Do you guys put the fat cap on the Boston Butt up or down on the WSM

grill
or does it matter?


Fat cap always facing the heat. When cooking indirect, (i.e.heat
deflector)
the hottest area in some cookers may be above the meat. In my ECC
using a water/drip pan the hottest area is at the dome.

Brick


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Old 18-10-2003, 02:53 PM
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Do you guys put the fat cap on the Boston Butt up or down on the WSM grill
or does it matter?

I'm a firm believer in removing that hunk of fat and saving it for when I
make sausage, There is more than enuf fat in a butt to keep it moist plus
you get more good tasting bark--imo of course

Buzz


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Old 19-10-2003, 04:58 PM
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Do you guys put the fat cap on the Boston Butt up or down on the WSM grill
or does it matter?

Danny Hardesty


I'm with Buzz. Cut that cap off your butt. You'll get more rub on the meat
that way and your bark will be better too.

--
Fosco Gamgee Whitfurrows
and his 6" boner


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Old 19-10-2003, 08:50 PM
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The few butts I have smoked... I left it on, and left it facing up. I
did this, based on a guy I know who has smoked many many Butts and
suggested I do it that way. It worked fine for me.

But I am using an old style Egg, where the heat is directly form the
bottom of the grill, with a water pan. So... it may be a different
situation with your WSM.

my .02 cents.

(finally I can post something in reply instead of asking a question!
YAY)

-W

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Danny Hardesty



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