BBQ Categories:

Boston Butt

Pork Shoulder

is the portion of the hog containing the arm bone, shank bone, and a portion of the blade bone. This is the piece most people are familiar with as "pulled pork. " This large piece of meat has to be properly cooked and seasoned so that it is consistent throughout.

Whole Hog

Whole Hog

is an entire hog, whose dressed weight is 85 pounds or more prior to the optional removal of the head, feet, and skin. It must be cooked, sometimes for as long as 24 hours, as one complete unit on one grill surface. The trick to a good whole hog is ensuring that all the various cuts of meat found in a whole hog reach perfection at the same time. As a result, judges are required to sample portions of the ham, shoulder, and loin in making their decision.

Whole Hog

Whole Chicken

is often seasoned or coated in a spice rub, barbecue sauce, or both. Marinades are also used to tenderize the meat and add flavor.


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