need help estimating cook times

Discussion in 'Pork' started by gotbags-10, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. gotbags-10

    gotbags-10 Smoke Blower

    i have never cooked two butts before but i have a 6.5 and 7.5 lb butts i need to start on tomm night for work on friday. I didn't know if i should add the two together and figure 1.5 hrs which would be like 21 hours or figure the 1.5 hr rule for them idividually which would be like 10-12 hrs. Basically i need it to be done at 9 am so it can get wrapped and put in the cooler till 12 for lunch. What do ya figure?
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011
  3. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Like fpnmf said, just estimate same as one butt.  If you have a sightly hotter part of the smoker then put the bigger one there.  12 hrs is a pretty good estimate if you are foiling
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I agree with the above, except I tend to estimate 2 hours per pound, so the 7.5 could take 15 hours including the rest period.
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Gotbags,I see no reason you wouldn't be able to do both at the same time,they're appox. the same size and if you wrap and rest in a cooler after smoking they will be good to go:


    I do them this way a lot . A full smoker seems to act as a heat sink and cooks better with not near as much fussing over the temps.

    I do my Briskets the same way:


    I love doing full loads and BSing with the Friends or whoever is over, I get to tell my tall tales and

    discuss BBQ more that way...[​IMG]

    Have fun and...

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