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cooking times for 1 versus 2 butts

Hi All. If we cook a butt, it has been fairly consistant that it take about 2 hours/pound. i.e a 6 lb butt is about twelve hours. If we do 2 butts, each 6 lbs, should we expect the same twelve hours total, or is it likely to be more?[p]Thanks!


  • MickeyTMickeyT Posts: 607
    <p />qbabes husband,[p]I have found the time to be the same for one or 2. [p]2 means twice the fun though. :>)[p]Have fun.[p]Mick

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Looks great, any idea how large those were???[p]Thanks,
    New Bob

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    qbabes husband, cooking times are for individual pieces of meat that are separated. It helps to keep the pieces about the same size. Otherwise, you're pulling one piece off an dwaiting for the other. Also, if the pieces are stacked on each other, you will find it takes a little longer than the time for a single piece but not appeciatively more. Lesson, cook all you can at one time 'cause it is good.

  • MickeyTMickeyT Posts: 607
    New Bob,[p]2 six pounders if my lousy memory serves me correct.[p]Mick
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Thanks Mick,
    I just got back from the store, ask the butcher for if he had any the they have not cut in half yet,he brought me a nice 10#-er. ($.99 a lb.)[p]Cheers,
    New Bob

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