First time boston butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jbennett84, May 18, 2012.

  1. jbennett84

    jbennett84 Newbie

    I am smoking for my first time tomorrow and i am doing 2 eight pound Boston butts on my charcoal smoker. I know the rule of thumb is 1 1/2 per pound for cook time time. Would that also apply to two separate roasts? I know cook time varries,i am just trying to get a general idea on how long i should expect them to be in the smoker. Also any advice would be welcomed.
  2. I would plan on 2 hours/lb just to be sure they're ready when you are.
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Plus a 2 hour pad/rest in case something goes wrong...JJ
  4.  I did two 9lb. butts a few weeks ago and they took about 14-15 hours. They have a mind of their own. The smaller of the two butts took longer by 1-hour. Go figure. You just never know. I only lifted the cover about three times to spray. I start very early like 4am. Plan on having pizza for supper that night....just saying...[​IMG]
  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member


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