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Put four 7-8 pound pork butts on a large?  What was your set up?  Thanks in advance.


I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

Omaha, NE


  • GK59GK59 Posts: 501
    Just pile them in. I did 3 almost 9#ers last year.  It takes about the same time as one once it gets going. Just make sure you fill with enough lump( into the second ring).

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    Bay City,MI

  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,393
    Do you have a two tier set up? I've seen ppl cram more than that on a large easy.


  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,817
    I have seen pics where people put two butts on, then simply rested an extra grid on top of the butts and placed more on top. 

    I think I would at least use some balls of foil or something like that to try to create a little gap between the bottom butts and the rack. 

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Here the setup for four and plenty of room for MORE!  These are 8 to 9 pounders. I one time squeezed seven butts on the large - had to stand them on end.. As they shrunk, they stopped touching one another!!
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 690
    edited May 2013
    Did the Butts on top cook quicker? Did you rotate them halfway through the cook?

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,507
    I've done 3 ten pounders all on single level. Just make sure to check temp of each. Every hunk of meat cooks different. Don't be surprised if a smaller one takes longer than a big one.
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  • rsmith193rsmith193 Posts: 219
    I do 4 butts on my large all the time on 1 rack. I set them up by standing them on the bone side. I need to keep the money musle in tack and in good shape. It doesn't take any longer than doing 2.
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    These butts were turbo cooked:  Smoked until the internal was 160 degrees, then wrapped in foil until finished at 210 degrees. 
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479
    Thanks for the feedback guys!


    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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