Hello All!

It's been a while since I last posted, but I hope you will forgive my absence.

I need some advice regarding the length of time it will take me to smoke the pork I have for a party this weekend.

I will be smoking 3 pork butts @ approx. 8.5 lbs per butt and 12 racks of spareribs St. Louis style cut. The three butts will be in my smoker and the ribs will be on grills set up for smoking (8 on one grill and 4 on the other).

My question is how long should I smoke the meat?

I know the real answer is how ever long it takes for them to reach an internal temperature that I want (195 degrees for the butts and 180 degrees for the ribs--my preference). However, I need an approximation of how long this will take.

I know the general guideline is approx. 1.5 hours/lb for pork butt and approx 6 hrs for the ribs, but does this remain true for these quantities?

If I have 3 butts in my smoker does that mean I smoke them for 38.25 hrs (1.5 hrs x 25.5 lbs) or 12.75 hrs (1.5 hrs x 8.5 lbs). In other words, should my smoking time be based on combined weight or individual weight?

What about the ribs? Any increase in the length of time there? Should I smoke the ribs on the grill with 8 racks longer?

Any help anyone can provide is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

smokewhisperer

It's been a while since I last posted, but I hope you will forgive my absence.

I need some advice regarding the length of time it will take me to smoke the pork I have for a party this weekend.

I will be smoking 3 pork butts @ approx. 8.5 lbs per butt and 12 racks of spareribs St. Louis style cut. The three butts will be in my smoker and the ribs will be on grills set up for smoking (8 on one grill and 4 on the other).

My question is how long should I smoke the meat?

I know the real answer is how ever long it takes for them to reach an internal temperature that I want (195 degrees for the butts and 180 degrees for the ribs--my preference). However, I need an approximation of how long this will take.

I know the general guideline is approx. 1.5 hours/lb for pork butt and approx 6 hrs for the ribs, but does this remain true for these quantities?

If I have 3 butts in my smoker does that mean I smoke them for 38.25 hrs (1.5 hrs x 25.5 lbs) or 12.75 hrs (1.5 hrs x 8.5 lbs). In other words, should my smoking time be based on combined weight or individual weight?

What about the ribs? Any increase in the length of time there? Should I smoke the ribs on the grill with 8 racks longer?

Any help anyone can provide is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

smokewhisperer