The Absolute Best Cuts Of Pork To Smoke

 

By Brendan McGinley, TastingTable

May 9, 2022

 

While the never-ending debate about what constitutes barbecue vs. merely grilling takes many sides (and sauces), there's a central point that everyone can agree on: qualified barbecue is smoked meat, cooked low and slow. And it's hard to think of a meat that takes to a hot smoke at a low temperature better than pork, which is abundant with fat and strong connective tissue although as with any animal, some cuts benefit from the process more than others.

 

So while there may be more than one way to skin a cat, there are even more styles of butchering a hog, and they pay dividends when subjected to a slow smoke, provided you cook each cut correctly for its needs. Let's break down those breakdowns and dig into why each cut of pork is such a prime candidate to grill on the almighty altar of smoke.

 

Pork collar ...

 

Pork butt ...

 

Pork Shoulder ...

 

Pork hock ...

 

Pork trotters ...

 

Secreto ...

 

Pork ribs ...

 

Ham ...

 

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