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Butt times question.

DryFlyDryFly Posts: 351
edited 1:16PM in EggHead Forum
I'm doing 2-6+ lb boneless butts for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday party on saturday. My question is, is the time 12+ X 1 1/2 hrs @ 225 deg considering the whole weight or is it something less since they are 2 separate, 6+ lb pieces if meat ?? It would seem to me that the smaller the pieces the quicker the cook at a constant temperature, but I have no idea.

Thanks in advance!


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    1 butt 2butts 3 butts all cook in the same time and the time per pound rule only works for an average sized butt :laugh: i would figure 12 to 16 hours depending on your setup
  • ChargerGuyChargerGuy Posts: 357
    You would not double the cooking time since they are seperate pieces of meat, however make sure you cook to temp not time! 1 1/2 to 2 hr per pound is a guideline. I usually take mine off at 200 and wrap in foil, towel into cooler and let rest for up to 4 hours.
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    It should take roughly the same amount of time as 1 butt as long as the two pieces of meat are kept separate. You might anticipate a slightly longer time since it is going to take the cooker a bit longer to recover when you put 2 big cold pieces of meat in there vs. 1. Good luck!
    The Naked Whiz
  • WillieWillie Posts: 132
    I am doing a butt right now, put it on at 8 a.m. and it is holding at 164 F, it has a long way to go yet.
    Good Luck and Bon Appetit.
  • DryFlyDryFly Posts: 351
    Thanks guys!!
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