But sadly my supermarket didn't have any big butts. they had one 3 lb but and a bunch of "half picnics" in the 3.5 lb range. So i bought the 1 butt and 3 of the picnics. My question to you great folks is on cooking time. In the past, I've done all of my pulled porks using Whole picnics in the 10lb range and man oh man they took FOREVER. I'm talking 18+ hours. Since these pieces are cut down and much smaller, can i expect quicker cooking times or since i've still got 12lbs of meat absorbing the heat can I still expect a long smoke? I have to decide between firing up tonight and going overnight and simply getting up early and knocking it out first thing.