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Three butts, one Maverick

I'm cooking 3 pork butts tomorrow night. All are about the same size (6-7lbs), can I assume that they'll all finish about the same time?  I only have one probe, and since this will be an overnight cook, I can't be (not that I would anyway) constantly checking muliple temps.

I typically FTC at 200, but what happens if a pork roast goes a bit beyond that range?  At what point does the roast start to dry out?  215-ish?

If I can fit all of them on the main grid, I'll do that, otherwise, I'll probably put two on the main grid and one raised.  Any tips, or anything else I should consider?

LBGE since June 2012

Omaha, NE


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,973
    Don worry aboudit.


    Caledon, ON


  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,413
    Hey Sam, last time I did multiple butts I put the probe in the smallest piece of meat and started checking the other ones with a thermapen once that reached 190.  Ended up foiling each but between 198* and 201* within half an hour of each other.  I also bumped up the temp for the last couple of hours to move things along a little quicker and I also think that helped keep the temperatures relatively close.  Only other thing I would say is to make sure your drip pan is big enough to catch all the drippings or you could end up with a grease fire on your hands.

    Good luck and enjoy the cook!!
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  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 455
    Excellent.  Thanks for the quick response!

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,494
    Yeah what Scott said. Also, they should all fit on the main grid. I did three 8's awhile back and they all fit.



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  • mine all reached 165 about same time but all were pulled at 203ish and were about an hour apart each and all were same shape and 9lbs each
    Beaufort, SC
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