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how do multiple pork shoulders affect timing?
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how do multiple pork shoulders affect timing?
I am smoking two 8 lb pork shoulders for pulled pork sandwiches tomorrow for my nephews baptism luncheon. I am using the 1.2 to 2 hour per lb @ 230 timing method but was wondering how much it will affect the cooking time (if at all) when doing two roasts together. Does anybody have any input on this? Thank you.

P.S. I will be using the barrel smoker that I built pictured on my profile (though slightly modified from the pic). It seams to be working great thanks to the helpful input from yall.

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05-01-2009 07:54 PM
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Re: how do multiple pork shoulders affect timing?
First, if your cooker is a standard UDS build, your cook time is much closer to 1 hour/pound, if not less. Again, if it's a standard UDS, you have one 22" rack. If that's the case, you need not worry one minute about a couple 8-lb. butts. Treat them as you would a single butt.

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P.S. I'd cook them at 250-275*, not 230*.
05-01-2009 08:03 PM
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thank you john. you have saved a couple of burnt butts...
05-01-2009 09:29 PM
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Re: how do multiple pork shoulders affect timing?
I'm happy to help. The bottom line is that they're done when they're done. I pull mine off at 195* internal and rest them in a cooler at least two hours wrapped in a double layer of HD foil and a couple old towels. Resting is your friend and your insurance policy. I cook planning for five hours of resting time. That way I'm fine if I get some stubborn butts that linger in the plateau (about 165* to 175*) for a couple hours. If the cook takes longer than 1 hour per pound, I'll still have an hour or two of resting time. If it takes right at an hour per pound, I'm still good because butts can easily rest (insulated as I described) for six hours.

So, on a UDS at about 250*, my equation is 1 hour per pound, plus five hours.

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05-01-2009 09:42 PM
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Just want to chime in and say thanks to PatioDaddio. I have really enjoyed your posts, and this tip on holding the butts at 195 is a real keeper for me. THANKS!!

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05-02-2009 01:33 PM
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Re: how do multiple pork shoulders affect timing?
Glad to help, brother!

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05-02-2009 07:33 PM
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John, thanks for all your input. they turned out great. lots of compliments.
05-02-2009 07:35 PM
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Re: how do multiple pork shoulders affect timing?
Woo hoo! That's a beautiful thing, indeed. Nice work!

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05-02-2009 07:51 PM
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