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cooking butts sideways?

dougmays

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I was wondering if u could smoke boston butts sideways. The reason is most of the time they are 6 to 8 inches wide but only 3 in high. So u could double ur cooking capacity. Would it cook evenly
 

walle

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I would say, Oh hell yeah! Your cooking chamber should be even enought that that shouldn't matter.  I wouldn't stack them so tight that they are touching, and if you are loading your smoker, overall you will have a longer smoke, but the position shouldn't matter... at least it wouldn't in my smoker.
 

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