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Cooking a Butt

Ala-EggAla-Egg Posts: 162
edited 4:37AM in EggHead Forum
Just wanted to get some clarification from the pros. Do you typically cook a but 2 hours for every pound?
Any advice is appreciated, thinking about doing my first butt this weekend.


  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Enjoy. This is one of many sources for cooking a butt.

  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    Just posted my first two butts...Try Again...First Butts was the thread. Mine were 7.5-8 lbs each. Took about 15 hours to get them to about 200 deg. Wrapped them for awhile before pulling and the meat was perfect.

    I didn't have a remote thermometer so I used the trick of a standard one inserted so I could see it with a flashlight through the daisy wheel. Got the dome temp to 250 and went to bed. Woke up twice to check. Fluctuated between 240 and 275. I cranked mine to 300 towards the end. There are some who don't recommend this but I had to given our guests were arriving between 12-1 and I wanted to get it off by 11:30 am.

    Whitman, MA
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    You should plan for 1.5 to 2 hours per pound, but you cook it until the internal temp is where you want it, typically 195 or 200 degrees. I think the recipe section here has the Elder Ward writeup, or you can find it on my website on the recipes page under pork. It contains a lot of information about the whole process. good luck!
    The Naked Whiz
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971

    Are you planning on coming to the Fest in New Hampshire in June? Hope you can make it even if its for the Saturday food.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i don't think there's anyone here who'd give you grief for going to 300 at the end. 300 is still a low fire....
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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