Pork butt question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by southnjsmoke, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. I'm doing a 10lb butt tomorrow morning. Anyone have suggestions on times? The biggest one I've done is 7lb and that was 8 hours. Thinking I need to get it on by 430am to eat by 5 or 6pm
     
  2. What temp you planning on smoking at ?  I usually smoke at 225º  Butts can handle higher temps really well, You can crank it up to 250 -275 to improve on your cooking time

    Gary
     
  3. I was thinking about going 240-250
     
  4. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    I would guess 10 hours at that temp.
    You planning on wrapping the butt during the cook? Because that would help it get through the stall.
     
  5. I usually wrap it once it hits 165 internal temp. I am concerned the stall time might be 2 hours with that big of a butt
     
  6. I normally smoke butt around 8 lbs  and figure 10 - 12 hours    Crank it up to 275º for the first couple of hours then let it fall back to 250º

    you should be OK

    Gary
     
  7. Thanks I appreciate it.. I will do that.. I will start high and back it down a little after a few hours
     

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