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pork butt question

ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
the trader joe's by me has half butts for sale, about 3-3.5 pounds a piece.   I was thinking about picking up two rather than a full butt.  I figure this has a dual benefit of being done faster and having twice as much bark.   Is my logic here flawed at all?
Chicago, Illinois

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    twice as much bark, but not much faster.


    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • twice as much bark, but not much faster.


    a 3.5lb butt won't cook much faster than a 7 lb butt?
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    plateau...
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • plateau...
    Wouldn't the plateau be much shorter with half the liquid volume to evap?

    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • Jameson19Jameson19 Posts: 307
    plateau...
    Wouldn't the plateau be much shorter with half the liquid volume to evap?

    Good question. When I smoke two pork shoulders it takes a few hours longer to get them done. 
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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    I'm doing two 3.5 pounds over a tiny 2.5 lb brisket flat now. I'll let you know how long they take.
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Time line was about the same as a 5lb brisket I did the week before. Pork but took the same amount of time as the last 6.5lb butt i did.
  • EggdamEggdam Posts: 223
    Last time an under 4 pounder took me 10 hrs.
  • burr_baby33burr_baby33 Posts: 503
    I turbo'd a 6.5 pounder Saturday, 6 hours. Turned out excellent.
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