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2 9lb butts

Joe Hart

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I am 7 hours in to smoking 2 9lb butts.
Internal temp is currently 140, need these by 2 this afternoon. Am I going to make it?
Should I increase cooking temp?
 

smokin peachey

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What temp are you currently running and do you plan on wrapping them
 

kelbro

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What is the temp?

250 - 275 will move them right along without drying them out.

Are you sure that your thermometer is accurate?
 

Joe Hart

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225, just bumbed to 250.
Should I wrap? Can I put them in an aluminum pan a cover?
 

Joe Hart

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Just put second thermometer in, seems to be about the same. Hoping bumb8ng does hurt me.
 

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I always put butts in pans and cover. I also add some vinegar and apple juice when I cover them. You could bump to 300 when you cover.
 

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I always plan for at least 16 hour when doing butts.
 

uncle eddie

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I would bump to 275F
If it gets done early, shred it and let it sit. I think it is like chili and tastes better with a little "age" on it.

I just looked at my smoking records and a 7 pound butt at 275F took me 10.5 hours...
 

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Dang'it boy, you're cutting it close.
If I was you I'd both crank it to 300° and crutch them... Then cross your fingers.
 

Joe Hart

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I would bump to 275F
If it gets done early, shred it and let it sit. I think it is like chili and tastes better with a little "age" on it.

I just looked at my smoking records and a 7 pound butt at 275F took me 10.5 hours...
Thanks, butt is now 150, should get there.
I did bump to 275.
 

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Dang'it boy, you're cutting it close.
If I was you I'd both crank it to 300° and crutch them... Then cross your fingers.
I agree. And it shouldn’t change the outcome much. Gotta get them over 200 so it falls apart
 

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Don’t forget so post some Q view pics when it is finished
 

uncle eddie

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Delivered 30 mins late.
But what was delivered, was awesome.
Thanks for the help.
Glad to hear it! Bet your kitchen smelled amazing!

Pics are always a plus. Put some up if you have any.
 

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