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Old 12-24-2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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Default First Attempt at Pork Butts for Christmas day lunch

I am attempting my first pork butts. I have 3 butts averaging about 8 pounds each. I plan to keep temp around 250 degrees on my UDS. I want to have them done around 1 p.m. Christmas day. What time should I start smoking them?
Any advice anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated. Also I am smoking 5 tri-tips also on anothe UDS. Pork butts all rubbed up
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:48 AM   #2
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If ya start them at 11. Whenever they get done just throw them in a cooler. They will hold for 3-6 hrs in a cooler. Cook them so they are done at 11 a.m.

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Old 12-24-2012, 07:40 AM   #3
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I estimate 1.5 hours per pound if I want to pull them. Give or take an hour or so that should get you close.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:45 AM   #4
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I agree with Johnny_Crunch. At 250 figure 90 minutes per pound. I'd also add an hour buffer just in case you get a stubborn one. When they are done wrap them in foil and put them into a pre-heated, dry cooler with towels or clean newspaper for insulation and they'll stay hot until you're ready for lunch.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for the responce back Ron L, Johnny Crunch and WineMaster. Should I foil them after they smoke for like 5 to 6 hours?
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