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11lb Butt

edited 10:25AM in EggHead Forum
At Smart and Final, they had 11lb pork butts/shoulder with bone. I know one day I will cook one. I know all about cooking by temperature and not by time but at 11 pounds, isn't that a rather long cook ? Like 22 hours give or take ?

What is the biggest you have done and how long ?




  • atlpatsatlpats Posts: 102
    My largest was just under 10lbs, of course I've only done 2 butts so far. But I was just under 19 hours on my low and slow.
  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    What time did you put the Butt on the EGG ?
  • atlpatsatlpats Posts: 102
    Me? lol, I put mine on around 9:45pm.
  • JfroeJfroe Posts: 4
    It took 18 hours for two butts. Total 15 lbs. meat temp 195 grill temp 225.

    I hope this helps.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,361
    The rule of thumb is 1.5 - 2 hours/pound, so, yes, 22 hours might be the time it takes to finish the butt. Its long only if you haven't done something like that. Without an Egg, which should be able to go that long without refueling, its not that hard.

    My longest cook was a brisket, which took 19 hrs, and probably could have gone another.

    I've had several "turbo butts," where they took less than 1.5 hrs, although several of those were actually the picnic portion of the shoulder. The fastest was a 9 lb picnic that finished in 7 hours. On the other hand, I had one 7 pound but take close to 16 hrs.

    It seems to me that if the butt sits at room temperature for a couple of hours, it takes a lot of time off the cook.

    Also, sometimes the packages at market are not 1 piece, but two. I mention this because 11 lbs is a little heavy for a standard factory raised hog. Packages around 18 lbs are often 2 butts, or even the butt and picnic.
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