So being new to smoking I have discovered conflicting info.
I'm cooking two Pork Butts w bone in and each is roughly 10.5 lbs each, and I'm having a hard time deciding when to start cooking them.
We would like to start serving at about 5:30 - 6pm.
Cooking them together by one standard, 1.5-2 hrs per lb I have read I should be looking at 30-44 hrs.
Another standard I read about said, 1 hr per lbs and 20-30mins for an additional butt on same smoker, so I should be looking at 22-33 hours.
And a 3rd is that since they are both separate butts and not one whole shoulder it should only take 11-16 hrs.
I know there are done when temp is right but having never even cooked one before I'm at a loss of what time I should start mine.
Thanks in advance.