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Cooking two Boston Butts

BobbyGBobbyG Posts: 67
edited 10:41PM in EggHead Forum
OK everyone,
I'm pretty experienced at a single 8lb butt. I usually range from 8hours to 14hours cook time to get to 200* I try to keep my dome temp at 250* and they always turn out great.[p]My question is what should I expect when trying two boston butts. I expect to have between 12 to 16lbs of meat nestled on my v-rack in my medium egg. Will my cook time be longer? Any special tips?[p]Thanks in advance for your great advice,


  • nikkignikkig Posts: 514
    I would make sure the two butts are about the same weight. Do it just like you would do one butt. Don't let the two butts touch though, leave a little gap between them. Cook time should run about the same as if doing one.[p]~nikki

  • ChuckChuck Posts: 812
    <p />BobbyG,
    The two 8 lb butts and the 14lb briskett took 20 hours to reach 200* internal for the butts and 190* fot the brisket. The were cooked at 225* for most of the cook. I also did three 8 lb butts at the same time on my other large and they were done a little earlier. Mostly it takes close to the same time with multiple butts but I find it usually takes a little longer. Good luck.[p]Chuck <><

  • ZekeZeke Posts: 90
    Chuck,[p]I like that second cooking rack. Is that an accessory for the BGE? Where can I get one? Thanks!

  • ChuckChuck Posts: 812
    Zeke,[p]Yes that is a BGE accessory. It is called a grid extender and they sell two different ones. One is hinged and one is a rigid surface. I ahve one of each and like them both. I bought them at my local dealer for about $16.00[p]Have a great night.[p]Chuck <><[p]Chuck

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