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doing a small butt tomorrow

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Picked up a 6.25lb butt today and I'm considering smoking only half of it tomorrow (along with a slab of baby backs). Aside from cooking times, is there any difference in smoking a 3 pounder vs. a 6 pounder?
post #2 of 6
There will be no difference in the overall smoke but why not just cook the whole thing and freeze the leftovers, that stuff is just as tasty (arguably better) as when you freshly smoked it.
post #3 of 6
What he said. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

You're not going to save any time by cutting it in half.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Time for an update. Its been in for 11.5 hours and is up to 190 degrees. Does this seem a little strange for a 3.5 lb butt? I wrapped it at 180 and it has picked up 10 degrees in about an hour, gaining temp much faster now. It seemed to stall out for a loooong time in the 155 - 159 range. Never thought this would be a 12+ hour smoke, hope its good.
post #5 of 6
sometimes the small one take longer then a larger one, it is the stall
post #6 of 6
Ok it's tomorrow and I'm still looking for the butt.??????
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