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cut a large butt in half to shorten smoke time?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mdbourin, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. mdbourin

    mdbourin Newbie

    I was wondering if it would cut down smoking time and increase the amount of bark by cutting the butts in half before placing them in the smoker? What do you guys think?
  2. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Absolutely. I do this quite a bit when pressed for time. I love the extra bark too!
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep you sure can. I wouldn't say its going to be exactly half the time but much much less time. 
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    That works good, and it's not a "half-baked" idea! [​IMG]

  5. mdbourin

    mdbourin Newbie

    Thanks guys,

    it should be a great extra for family on Thanksgiving!
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I cur down to big chunks sometimes, it just depends on the mood I'm in at the moment. Actually, it can make pulling/shredding easier at times. It's all good my friend.
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    It will cut down on your smoke some but not in half like you think.