20lbs of butt yesterday

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tlhiv, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. tlhiv

    tlhiv Smoke Blower

    I smoked a 7lb butt for my first two smokes, and after over 14 hours each time, I decided that my next smoke (which took place yesterday) would consist of several (4 in this case) 5lb butts. They finished at different times ranging between 10.5 and 11.5 hours. So, I will probably never smoke anything over a 5lb butt again because it just takes too long.

    Is this a premature decision, or is it consistent with others' feelings as well?
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    First of all, no pics, never happened.

    What temp do you smoke at? Thats WAY to long for a 5 lb butt!

    I cook 8 lber's in 10 hrs all day at 275*
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wouldn't give up on doing a larger amount. When you want a lot of meat, just crack another col one and enjoy the TBS![​IMG]
  4. tlhiv

    tlhiv Smoke Blower

    bbq bubba, you're right about the pics. i should have taken some, but didn't. i end up smoking ~ 240F-250F but i collected data (using the Stoker) of yesterday's smoke and the average smoke chamber temperature was 238F. this data is basically at cooking level right by the meat.

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