8 pound pork butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by philip69, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. philip69

    philip69 Fire Starter

    We are having a get together tomarow at noon with friends and they have requestes pulled pork. I was thinking about putting it on at 8 pm tonight to be ready by noon or 1 tomarrow does that sound right to everyone? Up all night?
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lots of unknowns. How big, how many, what type of smoker, how hot?

    I figure 2 hours per pound running my smoker at 265* to get to an IT of 205*
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    For good measure, I always plan on 2 hours per pound just as dirtsailor mentions, but it does depend on the temperature you are running.

    I did an 8 pounder just a while back with a pit temp of 270 and the butt was at 205 in less than 10 hours.

    If you go low and slow (225 pit temp) you can definitely expect about 2 hours per pound if you can keep your pit temp steady.

    Good luck,

  5. philip69

    philip69 Fire Starter

    Thanks guys I am using a brinkmann pellet grill the temp will be 220 to 250. And the butt weighs 8 pounds so 2 hours a pound and we want to eat at noon tommarow I think I need to put it on at 8 tonight right
  6. philip69

    philip69 Fire Starter

    Using a brinkman pellet grill the butt is 8 lbs and I plan on cooking at a temp between 220 250 we want to eat at noon tomarrow so I'm thinking I need to start it at 8 pm is that right?
  7. philip69

    philip69 Fire Starter

    Also what is a good finishing sauce? And if I need to re heat the pulled pork what would be the best wayvto keep it moist
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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