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Boneless Butts

JLNCJLNC Posts: 73
edited December 2011 in EggHead Forum
Howdy--- I have been signed up to cook 4 boneless butts (about 6 lbs each) to be done at 12 tomorrow. I have lots of experience with bone-in and my average cook time is around 18 hours (at ~225) to get to 195.  I have a large egg and will either try to get them on one level or use the Woo3 Extender for two levels.

My questions are:  Should I tie tie them up (to make them more butt-like?  How much of a time adjustment should I make for the boneless factor?  I would typically get things going at 9 or 10 at night to have them ready late afternoon the next day.  At 18 hours that would mean putting them on at 6PM, but if I shaved a few hours off, I could still put them on at 9 tonight.  My phobia is always not having things done in time. 

Advice?
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  • JLNCJLNC Posts: 73
    Ok, so thought I might add that I have now rubbed them and trussed them.  Given the fact that they now have the same basic shape as bone-in butts, I'm planning to smoke for 18 hours to have them done at 12 tomorrow.  I'm guessing they will still cook a little faster, but with the near 30 pounds of meat going on there, I think I'll be fine.  Again, any opinions or input would be welcome.  Otherwise, it's business as usual!
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,099
    Whenever I end up with the boneless butts I have always treated them the same as the bone-in variety with consistent results-sounds like a great plan and should any of them finish much earlier than the others (every hunk of meat behaves differently) you will have the wrap and pack (HDAF and towels in a cooler) as the equalizer.  Will be great eats...
    Louisville
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  • Sounds yummy! What time should ii arrive?
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I might be late, but I when I put boneless butts on from Costco (typically one at a time) I would start around midnight and they would be done around 2PM (or so) the next day.  Not sure about how to think of 4 butts, but this is how I did one (about 7-8 lbs).  
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