How long should it take to smoke a fatty?

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by waytoodeep03, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. waytoodeep03

    waytoodeep03 Fire Starter

    The meat out side cooks pretty fast How long should it really take to properly smoke a fatty
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You need to use a thermometer to know for sure but normally they take me 2-3 hours depending on smoker temp
     
  3. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    you bring it to a internene temperature of 160f
     
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My exact answer as well.
     
  5. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My answer too. I have taken them to higher internal temp letting the bacon crisp and it hasn't hurt them going above 160... just make sure you are above 160 internal.
     
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First I take my fatties to 160-165 also on the inside temp and you can raise the temp after it hits 150 or so and then you can crisp up the bacon alittle too.
     
  7. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    heck, what more to say on this thread except don't have a blow out and enjoy your fatty[​IMG]
     
  8. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    I shoot for 165. Bacon is usually crisp, if you use the thin cheap stuff......
     
  9. cheapchalee

    cheapchalee Smoking Fanatic

    Not to beat a dead horse or pig [​IMG], but I shoot for the mid 160 range also. I get asked quite often, "How long do you cook it for?". Depending on what I'm doing, I say until the thermoter says xxx degrees.

    Charlie
     
  10. travelbilly

    travelbilly Fire Starter

    I know it's obvious to seasoned smokers to smoke it until it hits X temp. But to a nube, it really helps to have a "and that should take ABOUT X at X degrees". that way we know. is this a 12 hr deal? a 2 hour deal??? 
     
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  11. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    2-3 hours for me at 225-250.
     
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