pork butts

Discussion in 'Pork' started by stevee7377, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. stevee7377

    stevee7377 Newbie

    I put two 9lbers in the Cajun cooker last night at 10:00, injected them with an apple cider mixture, I left them in the foil pans to keep the juices in. 8 hours into the smoke at 230 the butt on the lower shelf is done...IT 208. I used two different thermometers to be sure. I couldn't believe it, usually two 9lb butts will push 18 hours. I am led to believe  leaving them in the pan is what made it go so quick....any thoughts?
     
  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Butt on the lower rack was closer to the fire so it was cooking at a higher temp than you thought.
     
  3. skully67

    skully67 Fire Starter

    This was my first thought as well.

    pix??
     
  4. damon555

    damon555 Smoking Fanatic

    Past experience has taught me that smoking a butt in a pan will finish it faster. Also, being closer to the heat source probably hurries it along as well.
     
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  5. stevee7377

    stevee7377 Newbie

     
  6. stevee7377

    stevee7377 Newbie

    Sorry this is the only pic I took:( 8 hours in the smoker, 208 IT, a little higher than I was shooting for. Obviously the butt was done a lot sooner than I expected so I wrapped it in foil and a towel, put it in my Yeti cooler two hours later the other butt was ready. I did the same with it. I let them rest, 1 for TEN hours and the other for 8 hours. When I pulled them the IT was 150. They were delicious!
     

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