how many hours of smoke do you guys generally recommend for doing one 7-10 lb. butt? thanks to all.
how many hours of smoke on a butt ??
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....going to go real slow around 205-210 if I can...probably use apple since that is what I have a lot of right now. Just never had much experience with a butt (unless it had legs). But I got a MES30 last year and want to try one. Suggestion or links to recipe welcomed.
Cook time is an estimate only, but figure on 1 1/2 - 2 hours per pound. Opinions vary about the smoke, but generally fall into 2 camps:
1. Smoke the butt until it reaches the stall (internal temp of the meat somewhere in the mid 160*'s), then pull it out and foil wrap it, put it back in the smoker or into the oven until it reaches around 200* IT. Won't take any more smoke after you foil it, so no need to continue the smoke.
2. Put the butt in the smoker and don't mess with it until it reaches IT of 200*. No foil, and smoke the whole time.
I do it both ways depending on who I'm cooking for. The no foil method makes better bark on the butt. The foil method helps the meat power through the stall a little faster. Both methods turn out great, my suggestion is try both ways and see which you like best.
Good luck! Be sure to let us know how it goes...
But there are a ton of great recipes on the site if you use the search bar. Hope this helps!
Nothin' wrong with that! The beauty of cooking a butt is they're hard to mess up. Put that puppy in the smoker and let it do its thing!
Thanks, I am sure your butt will turn out just as good. Don't forget to take pictures, WE LOVE PICTURES!!!!!