Pork Butts - Multiple Smalls or 1 large?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by percept, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. percept

    percept Newbie

    I'm pretty new to smoking...this will be my second butt.  I'm planning on smoking some pulled pork for a crowd of 30 and was wondering if it's better to get 2 larger (11-13 lb butts) or several smaller ones.  The ones they sell at my local big box market are more like shoulder steaks in the 4-4.5 lb range.  I would imagine it would take a good deal less time to cook several smaller butts than two big ones.  Are there any disadvantages to this?  Any help is appreciated.  Thanks.
     
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I if I was doing it and had the room I would do the smaller ones.  They all will cook at their own speed but some will finish before the others.  Are you planning on smoking these before hand??
     

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