Hey Smokers! I just bought a 7 pound butt and did a quick calculation of 10.5 hours. Well, this is too long for me. Will I loose any flavor or tenderness if I cut it in half and smoke THEM for about 5 hours?
I don't think you can count on a 50% reduction in time just by slicing them in half. remember the time is just an estimate anyway. It could take an and hour 1.5 hours or longer per lb. There is no way to know if the meat will stall or not or for how long.