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Electric Smoker Question?

I have a friend that has had a electric smoker for 3 years and has never used it and he decided to smoke a 8 pound Pork Butt and he has ask me how he should cook it, I told him to buy me a bag of lump and I would do it on my egg but he didn't buy that and is putting it on tomorrow night for a Sunday dinner. I told him to cook it at 250 and to count on 2 hrs a pound, does that sound about right? Any thoughts
Dimondale, Michigan XL BGE

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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,691
    More like 1 to 1.5 hrs per pound, I think. I cook mine to about 203 IT. A 9 pounder takes about 12-14 hrs at around 250 dome.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • I used an electric before seeing the light...I did a 11 lb at 250...took about 20 hours to hit 203...and the stall was horrendus...didnt ftc...
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
  • Is it an adjustable temp style electric?  My Luhr Jenson won't even hit 250 degrees...
    It's a different animal but do-able, adding more slow, for more low.
    When I'm not Eggin', I'm scootin'   Eggin' and 'cueing from Temecula Ca; an hour from San Diego, an hour and five minutes from Palm Springs, and an hour and a half from Los Angeles (yeah, right. With THAT traffic?)
  • GrillmagicGrillmagic Posts: 1,544
    Gogogordy said:
    Is it an adjustable temp style electric?  My Luhr Jenson won't even hit 250 degrees...
    It's a different animal but do-able, adding more slow, for more low.

    Hey Gordy, it is a adjustable temp electric smoker and he says it will go to 250. There's a lot of pressure on him to get close to the last one I did on BGE.
    Dimondale, Michigan XL BGE
  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 299
    If his unit is a cheap electric smoker like I had before getting my Egg, the only way he will get it to 250 is to cook in the middle of the Sahara on a HOT day, with NO wind or even a slight breeze (don't even fart within 100 yards of it), and have it wrapped in a blanket.  ;)
  • radamoradamo Posts: 370
    I had a Bradley before getting an EGG and it got to about 230 - 240.  Pork butts always depend on the piece but I would est. 1.5 to 2 hours a pound.  
    Long Island, NY
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