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Cooking Time and Temp for 6 lb. Butt

memphis eggmemphis egg Posts: 26
edited 3:57AM in EggHead Forum
Greetings from the BBQ capital of the world! This is my first attempt at a butt. I would like to serve it tommorow at 6:00. When should I get started?


  • FireballFireball Posts: 354
    Figure on 2 hours per pound at 250 degrees. I just finished an 8 pound and it took 17 hours. Start a little early, after it reaches 200 degrees wrap it up in towels and place it in a dry ice chest. This will keep it hot for hours.

  • KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
    <p />MemphisEgg,[p]I can't remember cooking a butt that took less than 16 hours or so and I generally do the smaller 5-6 pounders. Allow 18 hours. You can always keep it in foil and a dry cooler as Fireball stated if it finishes early. Would hate to hear that your dinner was late.[p]K~G

  • KennyG,
    Thanks for the assist. The butt turned out great. Started around 11:00 p.m. Sat. It was finished around lunch on Sun. I guess the bigest problem is regulating the temp, while trying to get some sleep. The first time I woke up, it was at 275'. The next morning it was at 175'.

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