doing a small butt tomorrow

Discussion in 'Pork' started by boostnut, May 1, 2010.

  1. Picked up a 6.25lb butt today and I'm considering smoking only half of it tomorrow (along with a slab of baby backs). Aside from cooking times, is there any difference in smoking a 3 pounder vs. a 6 pounder?
     
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There will be no difference in the overall smoke but why not just cook the whole thing and freeze the leftovers, that stuff is just as tasty (arguably better) as when you freshly smoked it.
     
  3. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What he said. [​IMG]

    You're not going to save any time by cutting it in half.

    Dave
     
  4. Time for an update. Its been in for 11.5 hours and is up to 190 degrees. Does this seem a little strange for a 3.5 lb butt? I wrapped it at 180 and it has picked up 10 degrees in about an hour, gaining temp much faster now. It seemed to stall out for a loooong time in the 155 - 159 range. Never thought this would be a 12+ hour smoke, hope its good.
     
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    sometimes the small one take longer then a larger one, it is the stall
     
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok it's tomorrow and I'm still looking for the butt.??????
     

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