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3.5 lb pork butt

jscarfojscarfo Posts: 405
edited December 2011 in EggHead Forum
i just bought a small pork butt to make pulled pork. i know for a 10 pounder it take about 16 hrs. anyone have an estimate for a smaller one im guessing 8-10 hrs, this one weighs 3.68 lbs. just dry rubbed it and stuck it in fridge. thinkin 7am tomorrow morn

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  • Mine usually cook at 1.5 to 2 hours/ pound no matter what the weight.  I would guess that you are planning on more time than it will take.  You can always take it off, wrap it in foil, and put it in a cooler though.

    Large BGE Decatur, AL
  • If you cook at 250 grid level, they cook at just over an hour a pound.
    I just did (2) 9 pounders and they took 10-11 hours.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    edited December 2011

    Looking forward to hearing how you make out on the time ... I have 3.5 and a 4.5 lb boneless tied butts to do in a couple of days.

    Happy eggin' !

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • If you cook at 250 grid level, they cook at just over an hour a pound.
    I just did (2) 9 pounders and they took 10-11 hours.
    I did a 10lb bone in Boston butt it took 22 hours at 250 dome 10-11 hours seems kind of fast.



  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,858
    edited December 2011
    If you cook at 250 grid level, they cook at just over an hour a pound.
    I just did (2) 9 pounders and they took 10-11 hours.
    I did a 10lb bone in Boston butt it took 22 hours at 250 dome 10-11 hours seems kind of fast.



    I said 250 grid, you said 250 dome. 
    There's a good 25 degree difference there...
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 405
    i just bought a small pork butt to make pulled pork. i know for a 10 pounder it take about 16 hrs. anyone have an estimate for a smaller one im guessing 8-10 hrs, this one weighs 3.68 lbs. just dry rubbed it and stuck it in fridge. thinkin 7am tomorrow morn
    i will start it around 11 in morn either late lunch or early dinner. thanks i will let ya know omorrow night
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    I just pulled a butt of the grill that I put on at 8:00p last night so 21 hours, but the temp ran at about 200 during the night. Not my choice but I had a center burn that lowered the temp, normally try to run at 250 dome. Looks good foiled and waiting right now.
    David
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 405
     i can smell it from here
  • If I run the dome at 250 the grate should be about 225? That makes sense from the other times I have seen for a temp of 225.
  • If I run the dome at 250 the grate should be about 225? That makes sense from the other times I have seen for a temp of 225.
    Yup, it varies, but that's about what I see when I monitor both my dome therm and my Maverick or DigiQ at grid level.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • My new stoker is in the mail so I will have a better idea of the grate temp next time.
  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 405
    just took the butt off the egg.  started it at 11:30 this morning, took it off at  4:30 everything fell apart except the very center. average dome temp was 280 took pork off when it hit 190. it had a nice crust and was moist.added some eastern norh carolina bbq sauce,  tasted good ABT's tomorrow  thanks for info    cheers
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    Thanks for the update, I'm doing  4.5 & a 3.5 lbers tomorrow. Saturday, I will be doing ABTs for our Xmas eve chili potluck.
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • I take mine off at 195. a slightly better result.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

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