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Smokin my first pork butt

poolguypoolguy Posts: 129
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Trying my first butt this weekend. What size do I need for about 20 and have some leftovers. would 15 lbs be enough?
Any tips would be greatfull.
Thanks in advance

Larry
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  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,217
    I'm not sure but I would thinks so. I just did 16#s and it's a lot of meat. Have fun, they are a cook and fun to do. Very easy cook :) Good luck
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  • pissclamspissclams Posts: 49
    poolguy wrote:
    Trying my first butt this weekend. What size do I need for about 20 and have some leftovers. would 15 lbs be enough?
    Any tips would be greatfull.
    Thanks in advance

    Larry

    Read and re-read the Naked Whiz's pork butt walk through, then read it again. ;) http://www.nakedwhiz.com/pullpork.htm

    What's going on with the KC Eggfest? Last I heard the location fell through but something else was being arranged?
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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    My calculation says you only need 9 pounds raw to feed 20. If you cook two 7 pounders you will have plenty with lots of leftovers. Butts typicaly run in the 6 to 9 pound range in most grocery stores. Every once in a while you will come across a 10 pounder. Good luck and make sure to calibrate your dome thermo before you start and keep the dome temp at 250 at least.
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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    I think Larry ran into way too much city hall red tape and just couldn't get it to fly! Damn, that would have been close too! :sick: :angry:
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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    My invitation must have got lost in the mail, eh? :lol: :silly: :evil:
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  • poolguypoolguy Posts: 129
    Thanks for the input on the butt.

    City just had to many rules and we could not get it worked out. they wanted permits for every cook. way to much bull to go through. but we have a plan already going in place for next year. thats all I can say


    Thanks
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