I have made pulled pork on a few occasions using a “Boston Butt” roast. Is the “Picnic” roast any better or worse? Which will give you more meat and/or better quality? Thank you.
Those are the two components of the shoulder of the hog. The picnic is the arm and has more bone, usually comes with the skin on and has a lot of “knuckle type meat” while the butt is the shoulder blade and seems to have just the right combination of texture and meat to fat for slow cooked pulled pork. The picnic makes good pulled pork but most cooks prefer the butt.