Cooking two Pork Butts

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jwgordon, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. jwgordon

    jwgordon Newbie

    I will be smoking 2 pork butts on my Weber smoker this weekend. I've never done two at a time before, just one. Does having food (like a pork butt) on each rack make the cook time longer? I want to make sure I plan well enough ahead. Thanks!!
     
  2. By what I have read it shouldn't be to different. I have done a couple of turkey breast at the sametime and it worked good, just leave space between them. 
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nope, won't take longer per say.... Just each butt will hit a stall & some can take longer to push through the stall than others... I've had some butts stall as little as an hour & some that have taken a few hours to push through ! You can foil to help push through or bump the temp up... But I personally start early enough I just let it go & kick back with a couple cold ones ! Recently I've been smoking butts a day or two ahead of time & warm them up in the crock pot with a little apple juice !
     
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  4. Good advice above

    Gary
     
  5. I'm going to go against what has been posted only due to my own personal experience.  I done one butt and two butts more than a few times.  The physics of the matter says that two shouldn't take much more time than one but in my experience it does.  Anywhere from a couple of hours up to eight more hours.

    I can't explain why on my own experiences but for some reason, at least for me, it does. 
     
  6. As long as you maintain a constant temp in your smoker it doesn't matter if it's one , two, three or four Butts. Now each butt is a little different and you will need to check the IT of each one. Just because one is ready doesn't mean they all are. I smoked a couple a while back and one took an hour longer to hit 205 º. They were almost identical in weight and looks, So the main thing is keep a constant temp and don't open the door or lid any more than you have to, you should be fine,

    Gary
     
  7. Just want to say thanks for the info on this thread.  I was looking for the same information as the OP.  I have up to 6 butts that are being given to me to smoke for a charity lunch at work and I wasn't sure about cook time.  Either way I was going to go by temperature 
     

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