Cut My Butt In Half?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by graybeard, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Smokers! I just bought a 7 pound butt and did a quick calculation of 10.5 hours. Well, this is too long for me. Will I loose any flavor or tenderness if I cut it in half and smoke THEM for about 5 hours?
    Thanks,
    beard
     
  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can you just up your temp?

    250 on mine puts me around 1 hr/lb..........275 shorter yet. Butts can handle the heat.
     
  3. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Beard:

    I don't think you can count on a 50% reduction in time just by slicing them in half. remember the time is just an estimate anyway. It could take an and hour 1.5 hours or longer per lb. There is no way to know if the meat will stall or not or for how long.
     
  4. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    I've had a little 3.5 pounder go for almost 9 hours, so ya just never know. As someone told me, the smaller ones seem to take just as long as the bigger ones.
     
  5. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    I'm with Fatback. Just up the temps a bit. I never go below 250 for a butt anymore.
     
  6. meat-man

    meat-man Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    What he said
     
  7. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoke 6 hours and foil with liquid and into a 200' oven if you are pulling. I am doing that right now.
     

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