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SmoketacularSmoketacular Posts: 13
edited 5:49PM in EggHead Forum
I will be smoking 25lbs or so of boston butts this weekend. Probably 3-4 butts. I have cooked one numerous times and I know to cook to temp. Can someone let me know an approx amount of time to allow. shooting for 190.


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,953
    Should be approximately the same for 3-4 as it is for one. As long as they aren't crammed together. And even if they are in the beginning, they will shrink.

    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child

    Central Connecticut 

  • rs per pound based on the largest of the butts. Start checking temps based on the smallest of the butts.

    Contray to popular belief it will not take a combined time if the butts are touching. If that were the case Many of my troop cooks would take days top cook, considering I usually have 65+ pounds of meat on a single egg.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 18,005
    its pretty much the same cook as one, maybe plan in an extra hour or two. the only difference i find is that i dont sleep as much with the bigger cooks :laugh:
  • Celtic Wolf wrote:
    rs per pound based on the largest of the butts. Start checking temps based on the smallest of the butts.

    rs per pound?? What is rs mean (sure its a brain block on my part) Also out of curiosity why check temp on the smallest butt?
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Why do I probe the smallest butt vs the largest>
  • The smallest one is likely to finish first. As they finish, take them out, foil, and put in a cooler to keep warm until they're all done. If you probe the largest, the small ones would likely overcook while the large one finishes.

  • Of course... Common Sense should have kicked in on that one.

    Thank you
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