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6 lb. butt cooking time

JohnBJohnB Posts: 182
edited 1:25PM in EggHead Forum
I've got a 6 lb. pork butt I'm going to smoke this Sunday. This seems a little small to try and do overnight. Any estimates on how long it will take?

thanks in advance!


  • Assuming 250 dome, 6 to 12 hours.
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    At 250*, probably 10-12 hours.
    At 300*, probably 8-10 hours
  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 819
    At 250 I figure 2 hours a pound and 1 to 4 hours resting in cooler. The 2 hours per pound has always been within 1 hour for me, (mostly on the short side)as long as the temp stays at 250.
  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 819
    Also I have never cooked one smaller than 8 pounds and never less than two at a time. I figure I am burning lump might as well cook more and freeze it.
  • berrygoodberrygood Posts: 372
    Assuming 250 dome, the smaller butts come in at just under 2hr/lb for me.
  • n.m.
  • One trick you can use is wait 'til the butt crosses 180, and raise the temp at that time if you need to speed things up a bit. Good instructions on thirdeyes site

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