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Boston butt size

All over the mapAll over the map Posts: 28
edited 6:45PM in EggHead Forum
I have two 10 lb butts. Is there any problem with dividing them in half so that they cook quicker? Is there any advantage in leaving them larger?


  • locolongballlocolongball Posts: 414
    All over the map,[p]Never tried...sure it would be fine. Just not sure how long they would take...

  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,952
    All over the map,[p]I'm sure there are lots of folks who do huge butts all the time. I'm not on of them (yet) but I can tell you that the larger they get, the more likely they will be very moist and flavorful. The bigger ones seem to offer enough fat for moistness while the collagen turns to gelatin. The first butt I did was a small 3.5 pound piece, and it was unpleasantly dry, despite falling apart. [p]gdenby
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    gdenby,[p]Bigger is more better. 7 or 8 pounders are the easiest for me to buy, packaged two to the Cryo pack. [p]~thirdeye~

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