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Old 06-08-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default How many pork butts can you get on a UDS?

Curious to see how many and what size pork butts people have been able to fit on a UDS with 2 racks.

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Old 06-08-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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I don't know about just pork butts....

A couple of weeks ago I got on a 17 pound brisket (point and flat split), a 7 pound Butt, and 2 pounds of breakfast links on a single rack....
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:00 PM   #3
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I think 3 per rack if they're not too big. You could also build an extension ring and double that as per this pic:
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:20 AM   #4
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I can get 4 per rack if they are small - 6 pounds each or so. With 2 racks it makes for a lot of pork pullin'.
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:21 AM   #5
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I will do two 8 pounder on each rack. Any more than that and you may get soooo much fat that the temp control is a real problem. That also allows the heat and smoke to cook the butts the right way. Some folk have posted on much more but I really question the quality of the results. This is on a normal 55 gal UDS with two racks and a Weber lid. Give whatever you think a try and let us know!
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:01 AM   #6
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I got 8 once. Lot of grease and fought to keep temp up.
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8 smaller butts, 40# total.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:38 AM   #8
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I did 4 8lbs butts this past weekend for a reception. I have 2 racks, did 2 on each rack.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:16 AM   #9
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I did 7 once. three on the lower rack and 4 on the top rack.
On the top rack I stood them up like a teepee and put the weber lid over it.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:10 PM   #10
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I've done 8 -8lb butts on two racks with a weber lid and a 16 in clay pot saucer in place. Set one intake wide open and just cracked the other. Ran at 230. Set it and forget it. They are a little tight in there at first, but then they shrink up, and bark up. It's a beautiful thing!
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