This weekend I am having a BBQ and cooking up a pork butt and beef brisket on my smoke vault.
From reading a number of posts on the SMF it seems that the general consensus is that the pork butt should be cooked at about 225F and the brisket is should be 240-250F
From what I have read (and i understand you cook to temperature not time) but the estimated time for the brisket at that temperature is 1-1.5 hours/lb. My brisket is a packer at 12.78 lbs so it will take approximately 15 hours plus a few hours to rest. To ensure it is ready at a reasonable time I plan on starting it friday night at 7PM and smoking it overnight.
For the pork there seems to be varying opinion on how long it will take. I plan to cook a 7 lb pork butt, from the posts I have read some say 1-1.5 hours/lb others have said a 7lb pork butt can take 19-20 hours.
I guess my questions are: Is 230-240F a good temperature to accommodate cooking both butt and brisket at the same time? And how long should i target for the pork butt, should i put it in shortly after the brisket friday night or early in the morning saturday?
Any advise or tips is appreciated!