Two Butts at once

Discussion in 'Pork' started by gscarfino, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. gscarfino

    gscarfino Newbie

    I'm smoking two Butts at once, anything different?
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It will take a little longer than one, but not much. The only difference will be the initial time that it takes to get the larger mass up to temp.
  3. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    What your smoking them on may determine how big the time difference is too. The smaller your cooking area the longer it will take to get mass further from heat source up to temp. But I agree with Mr Black, it shouldn't be a big difference.
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    JW ...... Mr. Black was my father and he passed away in 1985. Joe is much less formal and more personal. Please just call me Joe, all of my friends do. Thanks, Joe.
  5. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Will do!
  6. curtdykema

    curtdykema Newbie

    Im a noob, but for my first smoke I did two 8lb butts, it took about 21 hours at 225, but when I pulled the meat out at 195 degrees is was done perfect and fell apart perfectly. Great pulled pork but I was expecting it to take 14 -16 hours. I have a masterbuilt electric smoker. 1200 watts
  7. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Like they said about time.  Just keep an eye on the IT--the small one will probably finish first and be ready to rest .

  8. napolar

    napolar Newbie

    the biggest thing to keep in mind is, even though they are in the same smoker at the same time, they will cook at different speeds.  One may be larger than the other or your smoker may be a bit warmer in one spot that will cause them to cook differently.  Be sure to take the temp of both pieces of meat to ensure proper cooking.
  9. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What they all said! :sausage:

    Seriously, just pay attention to the IT in each and take it off and wrap and rest it when it reaches the temp you want. I did 2 last Monday on my Weber Performer that were almost exactly the same weight and nearly identical to look at. One finished in 9 hours the other went over 11.

    Go figure? (shrugs shoulders)

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