Incredible Cherry Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Incredible Cherry Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Purchasing the Pork Butt

I highly recommend using the pork butt instead of the picnic when making pulled pork. The picnic will work fine but it does have a thick skin that needs to be removed and in my opinion it is not as flavorful as the butt.

The butts are usually called a “Boston butt” and range anywhere between 6-8 lbs and may have a fat cap on the top side.

Raw Pork Butts

I have seen these lately being sold as 3 and 4 pounders as well but upon closer inspection you will notice that they are actually just halves.

Tip: The pork butt normally shrinks by 40% during cooking which is great information if you are calculating how much meat to cook. i.e. an 8 lb. butt will yield just under 5 lbs of meat.

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