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11 pounds of pork in 7 hours?

edited 8:21PM in EggHead Forum
Last night I put three butts (jerk, Cuban, JJ's rub) on the Egg. They weighed about 3.3 lbs, 4.5 lbs and 4.5 lbs respectively. How long would you expect them to cook to get to 200 degrees internal, dome thermometer reading 225 or so?[p]I started them at 1 a.m, thinking I would be taking them off the fire either at lunch or, failing that, dinnertime. Two (foil-wrapped) guys were ready at 8:30 am, and the (unwrapped) straggler was at 185![p]This is a much faster cook than I expected - I thought that 2.5 hours per pound was a rule of thumb, and wondered if the egg being crowded with three butts would make a difference.... Does this cook make sense to y'all?[p]Cheers,


  • sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
    JazzyQ,[p]I usually figure butts to be done in about 2 hours a pound. Its not the total amount of weight either, its the weight of each butt by itself. Thats the way I usually calculate it anyway, the weight is not cumulative. 2 butts at 4 pounds each will take about 8 hours, maybe a bit more for the extra weight but I never really calculate that into the equation. And 2 hours is usually the outside for butts, mine are generally done a bit early. 2 to 2.5 hours a pound for brisket is pretty good but for butts my experience is a bit shorter at 225.[p]Troy
  • FireballFireball Posts: 354
    How was the "Cuban"?

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