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Multiple Pork Butts

UKBradCUKBradC Posts: 46
edited 3:02PM in EggHead Forum
I have smoked a number of pork butts but I have never done multiple ones at the same time. Is cooking two 8 lbs butts the same as one 16 lb butt, time wise, or will it generally take somewhere in between?



  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,521
    If the butts are sufficiently seperated, they will cook at the same rate as if they were single.
  • danny285danny285 Posts: 360
    Thats correct, if they arent touching the cook time will be like only one is on the grill.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,768
    Even if they are touching at the beginning they will cook separately.

    As they cook they will shrink and separate anyway.

    Stick your probe in the smaller one.
  • Great! Thanks!
  • Logic says they will cook the same as a single 8 lb butt. Think of it as if you put each 8 lb butt in a different EGG, would they cook as a 16 lb butt? The total weight is the same no matter what way you cook them. ;)
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