how much time to add for multiple butts?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by trotline, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. trotline

    trotline Fire Starter

    Hello all,

    It's been a while since I posted here. I've smoked several butts on the WSM but always 1 at a time. Never attempted multiple butts. They normally seem to take about an hour to an hour 15 per pound on my smoker. I am smoking a 9.68 lb. and a 9.69 lb. for my mother in law's surprise 50th b-day party tomorrow afternoon. I want to plan for them to finish around 1:30 ish to be ready for the party at 3:30. How much time do I need to add for multiple butts? Any other adjustments I need to plan for?

    I always get good advice from this site. Thanks a bunch for your help.
     
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I really doubt 2 butts in a WSM is going to be much different than just 1. If you were going to pack 4 in there it might add some time but I don't think 2 will.
     
  3. trotline

    trotline Fire Starter

    Thanks for the reply. I think I'll plan for an hour 15 per pound to be safe. If they get done in 1 hour per, I'll probably be 2-3 hours earlier than expected. Will they be ok to sit in foil for 3-4 hours? I guess I can heat them back up in the oven for a few minutes if needed.
     
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Wrap in foil then place in a cooler with some old towels wrapped around them for insulation and they will stay hot for hours, should be any need for reheat.
     
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Actually , Trotline . I've done up to 8 at one time. 10#ea. done in17hrs.  ;

    No extra time needed, the stall was a bit better. Other than that, the same...
     
  6. jpayer

    jpayer Fire Starter

    I agree with S2K9K, wrap it up in foil then a towel then place it in a cooler. You'll be just fine.
     
  7. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    No added time needed. 
     

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