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post #1 of 9
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Hi, all. Second post

I did an 11 lb butt last weekend and it turned out wonderful at 1.5 hours per lb and an internal temp of 199

I have invited my work team over this weekend, and I plan to do two butts probably 9 lbs each. I heard you should expect the time to take longer with two in there.... So should I assume 9 lb timing or 18 or somewhere in between?

I was smoking around 220.... Could go cooler if it's better. I have time ..... Don't plan to oven cook or wrap other than the one hour rest but I want to make sure that I have it done. Should I start 24 hours in advance and just keep it warm and wrapped longer?
post #2 of 9

Good morning TM  and welcome.   First congrats on the 1st butt.     As long as you maintain your temp it doesn't matter if you cook 1 butt or 2

You don't need to add time.

 

I usually smoke at 225 º and a 8 -9 lb. butt takes me about 12 hours plus or minus.

 

Yesterday I smoked a 9 pounder in 8 hours. I started late so I knew I needed more heat, I smoked at 275 º  wrapped after 5 hours.

 

Gary

post #3 of 9

The cook time wont double.  2 9 lb butts will cook in about the same time as one 9 lb butt.

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
By the way, this is 19 people. I'm a little heavy on the meat maybe?
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
By the way, thanks guys!

It really turned out great. I was thinking of injecting this one with Apple juice a day in advance
post #6 of 9

Take a look at my post from yesterday

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/228890/pork-butt-again

 

Gary

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by TacosMcGee View Post

By the way, this is 19 people. I'm a little heavy on the meat maybe?


Ultimately it depends on the 19 people, all young men that eat a lot or a mixture of kids, wives and men, etc.  But with that said I can not imagine how you could come up short with 18 lbs of meat for 19 people.

post #8 of 9
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Bad news! They had 17lbs total (bone in) and we are up to 23 people but this includes 3 or 5 small kids and several wives..... Worried that's short 😕
post #9 of 9
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Never mind. I go big. So I go to the next town and get another 8 pound shoulder with bone in. Making my dad's (RIP 😔) secret bbq sauce and going to start things up right after work Friday
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