Skip to main content

I plan on smoking 6 8-pound boston butts at the same time this weekend. Usually it will take me on the average 1 1/2 hours per pound (at 230 degrees) to smoke just one. Does anyone know how much additional time I should consider with this many at the same time? Any advice would be appreciate, this is for my folks aniversary celebration.
Original Post

Replies sorted oldest to newest

Im not 100% sure on this, but Im going to take a stab at it anyway. If Im wrong Im sure one of the guru regulars will get it right.

I believe the cook time will not be much longer. It may take longer for the cooker to come up to temp but once there it should stay steady. I also think the smoker temp will be more consistent through the cook with more meat in it.

This is just my guess. Im curious about this too!
Thunderbyte is correct. Your cooking time should be about the same. It will take longer to get your 55 up to temp due to the cold thermal mass. Keeping the same train of thought, your smoker won't have such a big swing to account for with the butts holding heat as the temp rises. Butts will act as a heat sink! If it is longer, it will be minimal!

Add Reply

Link copied to your clipboard.