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SmoketacularSmoketacular Posts: 13
edited 3:26AM 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: 8,679
    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.

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  • 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: 17,489
    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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