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Multiple Butts

PiganytimePiganytime Posts: 16
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
First time doing more then one Butt tonight and then multiple briskets this weekend. Other then time for temp to settle in with the additional mass, is there much of a difference in doing two butts vs. one or two brisket flats instead of one?

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  • DenaSmokerDenaSmoker Posts: 44
    I was also wondering what affect of cooking 2 Butts would have on the cooking time.  What would be the hours per #'s?  Or is the BGE so awesome that it doesn't matter and it cooks just like having a single butt on the BGE?
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    there's no real impact on time, other than maybe a longer recovery at the beginning.
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  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 456
    I did 4 approx 8lb butts on a large last weekend. They started coming off after 12 hours. Longest took 16 hours. Don't assume the smallest will be the first done. Mine were all over the place. One of the largest came off first, and the smallest came off 2nd from last (about hour 15).
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  • cssmd27cssmd27 Posts: 253
    I did 4 approx 8lb butts on a large last weekend. They started coming off after 12 hours. Longest took 16 hours. Don't assume the smallest will be the first done. Mine were all over the place. One of the largest came off first, and the smallest came off 2nd from last (about hour 15).


    How did you fit 4 on the large?
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  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 456
    Two tiers. Two on the bottom, two on the top.

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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    I cooked 14 on two larges a year or so ago. Anytime I do a large cook, I always make sure I'm loaded up with lump. I usually notice an increase in usage. All that cold mass will make the egg fire harder to overcome the shock of the cold meat. Other than that, I wouldnt over think it. If your just cooking two or three, you probably won't notice any difference. If you start cooking on stacked grids with 5 or more, I would factor in a couple hours more just for my own satisfaction. You will be fine. Show us some pics!
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