Is pork butt the same as pork shoulder?

Chef's answer
Both come from the shoulder of the pig, but pork butt is higher on the foreleg, while pork shoulder is farther down. ... As relatively tough and fatty cuts, both benefit from long, slow cooking methods such as roasting, stewing, and braising.17 Aug 2018
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Even though the shoulder roast comes from the same general area, the meat is leaner and more tender than chuck roast. In fact, steaks cut from the shoulder roast can often go straight from the refrigerator to the grill, with no marinade or special preparation required.
Slow Cook It! Usually this takes about 8 hours on the low setting, but for extra-big hunks of meat it can take closer to 10 hours. For smaller pieces of pork in smaller crock pots, it can be ready in as little as 6 hours.1 Jun 2017
What is a Fat Cap? On many large cuts of meat like pork shoulder, there is a fat cap, a layer of hard white fat that sits on top of the meat. ... You do not need to remove all of the fat, and you should be careful not to trim too much, so you do not remove any of the meat below.7 Feb 2021
Yes, a little bit of pink is perfectly fine. For pork shoulder, as with all meat, internal temperature, not color, is the best indicator of doneness.13 Mar 2017
The cook time for a 4-pound pork shoulder smoking at 250 degrees is around 90 minutes per pound, but it is important to frequently monitor the internal temperature.25 Apr 2018
Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Remove the roast from the refrigerator
bone-in pork shoulder typically takes 6-8 hours on the low setting and 3-4 hours on the high setting in my manual slow cooker. One that's twice the size (7 to 8 lbs.) will take twice as long (12-14 hours on low and 6-8 hours on high).5 Mar 2017
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