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Unread 08-12-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default First pork butt need HELP!!!!

Hi everybody, I am cooking 2 6.5lbs pork shoulder butt with bone
I will be cooking indirect with a water pan at 225 or 250 on a ceramic primo XL the question I have how long will it take??? I plan on pulling with a internal temp of 195 to 200 any help would be great Thanks Don
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around 2 hours per pound is what I see. good luck!
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I always figure 1 1/2-2 hours per pound of butt.
This also works for brisket.
I normally cook at 250 degrees.
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so 12 hrs or 24 do you take the total weight being 13lbs which would be 226hrs or just 2 6.5lbs which would be 13hrs
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around 12 hours for the pair to be done.
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It would be 9-12 hrs If you have the two butts at least an inch away from each other.


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Thanks I was starting to panic will try to upload some pics later Thanks Don
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I tend to schedule around 1.5 hours per lb.
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Don, are you using the temps on the surface, or as measured by the outside thermometer? Honestly, if your surface temps are around 240-260, you should
be good at 8 hours. Lower surface temps; longer time.
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I'll be using the stoker on its maiden cook I just calibrated it yesterday so temps should be accurate at least I'll be able to get some sleep tonight instead of checking on it every hour or so Thanks Don
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First butt......sleep???? WOW times sure have changed since I cooked my first butt. Good Luck
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I usually cook butts in the 5 to 8 pound range at around 250 F without foiling and it always takes at least 8 hours.
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As has been said, 1 1/2 per pound is a good GUIDE.
Remember, though.....they're done when they're done. When the thermo goes in like BUTTAH, they're done. May be 3 or 4 hours longer than you plan on. May be 190 internal, may be at 210. Believe me, if you wait until it FEELS right, you'll not be disappointed!

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