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Boston Butt question....

Cooking two butts at 250 dome temp do I still plan on 2hrs per lb or do I factor in longer? ..and any suggestions on what to inject it with? Was thinking just simple vinegar based BBQ sauce......thanks
Charlotte, nc

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,688
    1.5-2 hrs per pound. Weight of ONE butt. The other one's just along for the ride. Can't help with injections. Never did it.

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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 625

    +1   1.5-2 hrs per pound. Weight of ONE butt. The other one's just along for the ride.

    I have injected once before but I never really saw the benefit myself. After the one and only injection I never did it again. IMO I see no need to inject a butt. On another note I love the turbo method. I do not cook mine any other way. 

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,710
    edited July 2013
    I put two 7.5 boneless Butts on this morning at 6:15 est, temp has been holding at 260 now at 1:15 the Butt temp just hit IT 170 I figure 3 more hours should get me to 200. I have never injected a Butt either.
                                                                        
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  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    I do them at the same temp and time. They'll be done when done. Pretty much the same time as 1. I don't inject either so no help there.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,922
    I don't inject but do a search as there was a recent thread on that topic.  WRT the two butt cook-as you get close to "finished", monitor both as they can finish an hour or more apart.  Best finish indicator I use with butts is when the bone is ready to pull clean.  Use the foil, towel, cooler (FTC) to hold if finished early.  Enjoy the journey!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,469
    I injected a once, but there's really no need if you're pulling it.  The meat is pulled apart and you can add anything you want to it at that point.
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  • EggRacerEggRacer Posts: 400
    edited July 2013
    I cook to internal temperature (198 to 200). Time varies by size of butt and temp at the grid. For me it's usually 16 hours on a 5 to 6 pounder. Never injected one and don't plan to. They come out great with smoke and a rub.
    XLBGE & LBGE
    North Richland Hills, TX
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