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Boston Butt's in new MES 40, need a little help. Please

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by pote05, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. pote05

    pote05 Meat Mopper

    Have 2 7.5lb Boston Butt's I am going to cook for New Years Eve..  How long should I cook them for?  Having them in cooler right now..

    Sorry new at this with a Electric Smoker, just looking for some help..



  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Can't give you a time but you need to cook to temp.

     165° and foil w/ a couple oz of apple juice , Cook to 200° let rest for at least an hour and then pull.

     It will work out to somewhere around  1.75 hrs per lb but some go longer some go shorter.
  3. pote05

    pote05 Meat Mopper

    Thanks, I was thinking around 90min per pound!!
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    eman is on this one!!

    Your 90 min/lb estimate is pretty good, but better off using internal temps.

    You're gonna hit a "Stall", so don't panic, just let it do it's thing.

  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    start way sooned then you need to, that way if you have a stall your fine, if you do not have a stall then double wrap in foil and towel then place in cooler till ready to pull. 
  6. pote05

    pote05 Meat Mopper

    Should I put it on tonight at 200, then adjust it in the morning...