Quick Butt Question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smoking in ft. collins, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. I am doing a smoke over the weekend and can't decide if I should smoke 2 small (5-6lb) Butts or one big (10lb) butt.

    Any suggestions (and reasons) would be appreciated!

    Thanks, John
     
  2. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The 2 smaller ones should take less time than 1 big one....Happy smokes..
     
  3. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think either would be fine... but... I would probably go with the 2 butts simply for the reasons that you will get more bark out of the 2 and there are 3 different colors.. textures of meat in the butt. If you pull one you'll see the differences and I think having the second butt gives you more flavors and textures simply because it is another cut of meat.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Id go for the 2 smaller butt like Pig said more bark and you could even maybe try something differant on the second if you wanted to. Good Luck with the decision and with the smoke and don't forget the Q
     
  5. I would go for the 2 if you are still trying to find your Q-legs. Maybe inject one and try 2 different rubs. Either way... they should taste great. Have fun.
     

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