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Pulled Pork

RayRay Posts: 59
edited 3:11AM in EggHead Forum
How long would a 5 pound Boston Butt take to finish if it is done at 250 degrees? Thanks. Ray


  • Ray,[p]I did a 3 1/2 pounder yesterday. I started with a dome temp of 240*. After about 8 hours I turned the dome up to 300* (we were getting hungry). It still took another 3 1/2 hours. Based on my experience I would guess 14 or 15 hours, but I've only done one so ymmv.[p]Good luck,[p]Steve
  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    Ray,[p]The rule of thumb for a pork butt at 250 is 2 hours per pound. So doing the math, you would think that means a 5 pounder will be done in 10 hours........ but in my experience, it's really going to take around 14 hours... more or less.
    The butt, no matter how small, is going to need time for the meat to break down and render the fat.
    I normally cook 8 lb butts and they like to go about 18 hours. Seems the larger the cut, the closer to the 2 hour rule.
    Each cut will have it's own personality so a safe bet is to monitor the internal temp and pull off the cooker, wrap in foil and let rest when it reaches 195-205 degrees.[p]John [p]

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