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Unread 07-23-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default 8 lb Pork Butt at 250... How long? Estimate

Trying to schedule out what time i need to wake up in the morning!

I got a 8.0 lb pork butt that im gonna smoke at 250. Im gonna cook till 165 then foil until 200-205.

I was estimating around 10-12 hours... I think this might be a better estimate cooking at 225 tho...

anyone have a better estimate for me?

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12 to 21 hours depending on you. I would go for closer to 12 but probably hit 14.

I learned a lesson by moving too quickly one my first. I smoked at 250 for 11h and it needed at least 3 more hours and I foiled it for 2 hours. Probably could have foiled it for 3 to 3.5 and it would have been better.
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12 to 21 hours depending on you. I would go for closer to 12 but probably hit 14.

I learned a lesson by moving too quickly one my first. I smoked at 250 for 11h and it needed at least 3 more hours and I foiled it for 2 hours. Probably could have foiled it for 3 to 3.5 and it would have been better.
Now don't take this the wrong way, but 14 hours for an 8 lb pork butt at 250º seems like a long time. You may want to verify your temp. I'm guessing that you were cooking at less than 250º.

My WSM was about 1 hour per pound at that temp.
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Surface temp. IF you're talking about the temperature on the cooking surface (right next to the butt) being 250, and you'll foil around that 4th to 5th hour (that's about 160 degrees, give or take), you should be done around 8.5 to 9.5 hours.
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I just did a 8.5lbs butt this week at 225-250 and it took 13.5 hours internal temp was 185 when I pulled it.

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yes my thermometer reads close to the surface temp. id say a few inches up. i usually let the temp read aorund 260 actually. So im hoping itll take a little less than 10 - 12.

im cookin it on a stick burner. ill wake up at 5. start the fire and have hte butt on no later than 6. Hopefully ill be eating anywhere from 5:30-6:30.


Im also going to be making my first ever batch of ABT's AND MY FIRST FATTIE!!!!
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I am guessing your going for pulled pork. keep an eye on your internal temp. [I dont foil but thats just me] When you get to around 190 - 195 take it off and foil it , and let it rest for about an hour. Then pull away. How long it stays on depends when you reach the desired internal temp
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I use a thermometer on the grill grate inside the box. It could be off, I am also using a COS Brinkmann Smoke n Pit. I believe it was accurate but hey, I have no real way of knowing unless I spend the money on a calibrated thermometer. I know I was really disappointed that after 10 hours the bone gave me a heck of a fight coming out and was no where near as juicy as I thought it should be. I injected and rubbed 24h prior to cooking and spritzed every 15 to 30m with cider vinegar and apple juice.
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Every pork butt cooks different. You can cook two, same weight, same time and one can take 1 to 2 hrs longer. Usually figure 1.5 to 2 hrs per pound at 250 deg. To speed things up, once you pass the plateau at 180 you can crank the heat to 300 to 350, and pull her at 195. Wrap and let rest for an hour or two then pull!
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I cooked 4 butts today on the Stumps "Classic" @ 250*, 3 of them took 9.5 hrs and the 4th took 10 hrs. Pulled them @ 195*, no foil. Good luck on your cook.


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just did a 9lb on the UDS and it took 11 hours at 225 to 250
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