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Boston Butt question

I have a 16lb butt boneless that I'm gonna do indirect at 250-275 dome temp. How many hours do you think it'll take me to cook this? Plus at what internal temp should I be looking to pull it? Thanks for all and any advice


  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,692
    Generally, you are looking at between 1.5 and 2 hours per pound at that temp. I pull mine at 200 internal.

    You could cook it at 300 dome and get the same results in less time.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    im thinking between16 to 18 hours and I pull mine at 190 inturnal temp and then ftc for at least a hour 

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  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 365
    You can never go wrong with the calculation of 1.5 to 2 hours per pound, however a better method would be to use a remote probe thermometer that monitors the temperature throughout your cook. You can set an alarm for the desired temperature.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Are you sure you don't have two 8lb butts wrapped together? If it is 16lb I would cut it in half and have two 8lber's. it will cook in half the time and be just as good.



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  • CAT SellerCAT Seller Posts: 205
    My large egg is dead on at 2 hrs per pound for boston butt which would mean 32 hrs at 230/250. I agree cut in half and pack it full of lump, you will need it.
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  • Good idea Shtgunal3! If its not two 8lbers then ill make it one!
  • tkhelmtkhelm Posts: 2
    edited August 2013
    Not a minute before 190 internal and FTC for at least an hour. I've seen a lot of variability in time between 1 to 2 hours per pound, and even longer once--I cook at 225-250F. Paid the price for getting antsy once and pulling at too low an internal temp: pork roast(-ish) rather than pulled pork. If you have an air gap between two 8-pound butts they will cook in about the same time as one 8-pound butt. Some folks use bamboo skewers to keep space between multiple butts when cooking for a crowd.
  • Here's my next dilemma, as y'all said before it is two pieces of meat wrapped together. I weighed both and one was 9lbs and the other is 7lbs both boneless. Should I start them both at the same time and pull the smaller one around 14hrs/190 internal temp or should I start the big one first then add the small one? I only have one internal probe as well... Thanks everyone for ur input
  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 500
    Add them at the same time. All pieces of meat are different, and there's no telling which will come off first. I'd puton at the same time, and pull, then FTC, when needed.
    Athens, GA
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,451
    Mayberry said:
    Add them at the same time. All pieces of meat are different, and there's no telling which will come off first. I'd puton at the same time, and pull, then FTC, when needed.
    +1  Did an 8 and a 5 pound butt today.  Both on at the same time.  Smaller one finished only 30 minutes before the larger one.  You may also get surprised and the bigger one can finish first.  Check temps of both.  
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