Pork butt ?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by hickory-smoke, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Is there a preferred size to smoke. My butcher has 7-8# butts. But with just the family I asked him to cut down to around the 5# mark. Is that to small? I realize the cook will not take as long. But are there any other factors when cooking a smaller piece of meat? Thanks
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I always use a 4-5 lb butt.  The 1.5 per pound never works for me, it is closer to 2 hours per pound in my smoker. 
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You can certainly do a 5# one but why not do the bigger one and freeze some for later? Makes great tacos, burritos and chili just to mention a few items 
  4. Never thought about using the pp go the other stuff. I may try it. Thanks
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    What Scar said! But even if you use a small one the procedure is the same & the taste will be the same, it will just take less time to cook.
  6. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I will smoke a few at a time and freeze them. put in food saver bags then when ever you want some , take it out and heat it up .

    my wife love pulled pork in chili.

    tacos sound good. might take some out and make PP tacos for lunch.  [​IMG]
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    We always smoke extra and freeze some for reheating later
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'm a Bark Hound so I like to do a few 4-5 pounders...Saves time and more tasty Bark! Woof!...JJ

    I just made Cubano Sandwiches with left over Pulled Pork and left over Double Smoked Ham...They were Awesome...Next time if I have Smoked Swiss Cheese, I will use that too!  [​IMG]...JJ
  9. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The left overs are also great on a salad or a stuffed baked potatoe, my families favorites for the left overs.

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