Both the pork butt and pork shoulder come from the shoulder of the pig. Also known as Boston Butt, pork butt comes from higher up (above the shoulder blades) whereas the pork shoulder (picnic roast) meat is found lower down and extends toward the pigs front hoofs.
Pork butt contains more fat and marbling which makes it the best choice when making this Traeger smoked pulled pork recipe either on the smoker or barbecue.
Smoked Traeger Pulled Pork is an excellent main entree for Christmas, Thanksgiving dinner, Easter, or any other time that you need to feed a big crew! As a bonus, putting the pulled pork in the smoker will free up oven space.