Im smoking up a pork butt and having some friends over tomorrow. One of the guys supplied the meat, and he brought me an 8lb, bone in butt. I was considering cutting it in half to try and get more back (more bark more flavor!) and speed up smoking time. Is this advisable? Any of you guys done it? The game everyone is coming over to watch is at 2:30pm. I want to get it up to about 195 degrees. If I remember correctly, I should assume 1hr & 15 mins per lb right? If I keep the butt whole, at 8lbs it should take about 10 hrs to smoke, right? or is that just to get it up to 165? Its been awhile since I smoked a butt. Im still curious as if I can get good results by splitting the butt in half. Any help is appreciated.