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Old 10-14-2016, 08:45 AM   #5
Smoked Bayou
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In my experience, I get about a 60% yield from bone-in pork butts. So I would probably cook 20-25 lbs if you want to end up with 12-15 lbs of cooked meat. I usually cook 8-10 lb butts, so the cooking times may differ with 4 lb butts.

I normally cook butts at 300-325 and wrap them at 160. They are usually done around 6 hours. But sometimes they are done quicker, and sometimes they take longer. My advice is to start 2-3 hours earlier than you think you need to. Throw them in a cooler with some towels or blankets, and they will still be too hot to touch in 4-5 hours. There is nothing worse than a cook taking longer than you expected when you have people waiting on food.
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