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11 pound shoulder butt should I cut it in half?

post #1 of 7
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Just bought a 11.7 pound pork shoulder butt and wondering if I should cut it in half so to smoke it in under 20 hours.. Also how can a shoulder also be a butt.. Think I should learn pig anatomy!!! Lol.. Let me know as my training wheels need a little adjusting.. Happy Smoking, Smokin - K
post #2 of 7

Butt is just a historical name for the upper shoulder.

 

To cut or not to cut?  How much sleep do you want to get?  Either way, I would wait a couple of hours before inserting the temp probe.

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #3 of 7

Personally I'd rather do 2  six pounders then one 12 pounder, cause I'd have a lot more bark!

Also they would be done in a reasonable time frame.

post #4 of 7
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Thanks for the sage advice Venture.!

 

 

 

 

 

post #5 of 7

I agree with Dan, but then I really love the bark.

post #6 of 7
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I was leaning torwards cutting it in half just due to the time factor.. Didn't even consider how much extra bark there would be. Brilliant! Thanks guys...

post #7 of 7

I would definitely cut it in half.

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