Looking to smoke two pork butts and have a question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tatts4life, May 5, 2013.

  1. So I'm thinking of having a cook out that requires two 10 pound pork butts ( that size is for a reason) and have a question. My char-broil smoker uses a long basket to hold the meat for smoking. I've all ready smoked one 10 pound pork butt that turned out awesome. Well I noticed the basket could probably hold two 10 pound pork busts but they would be stacked one on top of the other. So the question is can I stack that type of meat to have one cook on top of the other? Or would the grease and fat dripping from the top butt ruin the bottom one some how?

    While the car-broil is a really awesome thing that my wife got me for my birthday I'm starting to wonder if I'm gonna have some big limitations.
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Do you mean they will be stacked on separate racks? Not touching each other? If so you will be fine! Drippings won't hurt it at all and you can always rotate them too for a more even cook.
  3. Sorry yeah it has these half racks that can be put in to make a second shelf. the only hard part is that I won't be able to rotate the meats once I start cooking. Here is a picture of what the basket looks like to give you an idea. As you can see I don't have much in the way of room to cook a lot of stuff like with more traditional smokers.
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Yea you will be fine. My smoker has 3 racks and I stack them full all the time. A little dripping won't hurt anything, some people even think it makes the meat juicer!
  5. Awesome thanks for the help

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