Another dumb question??

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mikefromiowa, May 23, 2009.

  1. I have a 8lb. bone in pork butt that I plan on making pulled pork out of. If I was to cut it in half and have 2 4lb pieces of meat would I reduce the amount of time it will take to smoke them?? Or is 8lbs of meat on the smoker just that ,8lbs no matter what shape or form?? Don't quite have the time for a 12 hour smoke this weekend..

  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Mike it would be like a 4 lb piece of meat. The second one wouldn't really add any noticeable time to the smoke
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The more surface area ya got the quicker it will cook. Now that works ta a point, cause butts an brisket er smoked low an slow ta make em tender. 4 lbs a meat should be fine though, cook a bit faster.
  4. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    mike - here's a quote from the BBQFAQ:

    if it were me, i'd follow ed's advice.

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