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Pork butt cooking timeline and temps?
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Pork butt cooking timeline and temps?
Ok so just wondering what your pork cooking timelines are like? and what temps you use. I seem to take much longer than many timelines I see online. If your cooking for a contest what time do you put your butts on?? if your cooking for a 6pm dinner what time?

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05-13-2012 01:11 PM
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RE: Pork butt cooking timeline and temps?
My Pork takes 5 to 6 hours. I'm cooking between 250 and 275 where ever my drum wants to rest at. I pull them when the therma pen slides right through the middle. It has been as low as 190 and up to 220. But i have gotten much better results when going by feel instead of temp. The drums seem to cook much faster, when cooking on my off set it can take from 12 to 14 hours.
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05-13-2012 02:17 PM
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RE: Pork butt cooking timeline and temps?
Do you have a water pan in the drum? I was cooking with a water pan.. I wonder how many folks use a water pan in the WSM.. I do have a sand pan I have used for a turkey.

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RE: Pork butt cooking timeline and temps?
I just smoked a 7.2 lb. Pork butt last weekend set temp 240 and pulled it out 13 hrs. later when internal temp reached 185 double wrapped with foil, let sit for about 90 mins, slide out the bone and pulled apart meat...yummy!!!

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For pulled pork I run right at 224 for 14 hours. It's easy on the FEC100, just set temp, push start and come back next day. It contests I put on 275 oven at 3AM, pull when it hits 180 and Cambro until box building time. About 7 hours.

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RE: Pork butt cooking timeline and temps?
(05-13-2012 03:41 PM)elkski Wrote:  Do you have a water pan in the drum? I was cooking with a water pan.. I wonder how many folks use a water pan in the WSM.. I do have a sand pan I have used for a turkey.

I use a 22.5" WSM and for an 8lb butt it takes at least 10 hours usually more at 250-260 degrees that is with the water pan just covered with foil using no water.

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05-13-2012 04:09 PM
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RE: Pork butt cooking timeline and temps?
Curtis 5-6 hours is the lowest time I have ever read about. Plus Some of you take it out at 185?? I thought 195 was the minimum for 4700' elevation?? I usually aim for 204. One thing for sure you guys cook hotter than I do. I know without any temp controller my 18" WSM sweet spot with a water pan is like 215- 220 Maybe I will try my sand pan next time.

I am wondering h how I ever entered that fiire water and ice 5 years ago by myself and managed to turn in all my meats on time and was not last place in any meat?? I did cook more back then.

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On a 18" WSM, 18-19 hrs. Butts taken to 185-195 deg. Average cooking temp. about 225-230.... Thats "OLD SCHOOL" low and slow! And no, I normally dont need to add coal, unless the wind is a factor

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In my drums its takes me about 6-7hrs average temp at 245
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RE: Pork butt cooking timeline and temps?
(05-14-2012 07:54 AM)PackerBacker Wrote:  On a 18" WSM, 18-19 hrs. Butts taken to 185-195 deg. Average cooking temp. about 225-230.... Thats "OLD SCHOOL" low and slow! And no, I normally dont need to add coal, unless the wind is a factor

Dave

Dave is that with a water pan?? That is more like my timelines...How did you load up the fuel supply? Do you use a temp controller? I do need to throw this royal oak crap out! because a full but not heaping fuel ring was almost gone in 13 hours at 225 and no wind water pan. It does take tons of energy to boil a water pan off.

So you use the new school hot n Fast???

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RE: Pork butt cooking timeline and temps?
(05-14-2012 09:00 AM)elkski Wrote:  
(05-14-2012 07:54 AM)PackerBacker Wrote:  On a 18" WSM, 18-19 hrs. Butts taken to 185-195 deg. Average cooking temp. about 225-230.... Thats "OLD SCHOOL" low and slow! And no, I normally dont need to add coal, unless the wind is a factor

Dave

Dave is that with a water pan?? That is more like my timelines...How did you load up the fuel supply? Do you use a temp controller? I do need to throw this royal oak crap out! because a full but not heaping fuel ring was almost gone in 13 hours at 225 and no wind water pan. It does take tons of energy to boil a water pan off.

So you use the new school hot n Fast???



Water pan yes, no temp controller. 3-4 3" round chunks in the bottom, cover with coal, add 3-4 more chunks , then fill rest of ring. Light 1/2 chimney and dump. Grab a beer and watch it close, then lock it in at desired temp. A few more beverages, and go to bed for 4-5 hrs.

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RE: Pork butt cooking timeline and temps?
Cooked 2 9# butts at 225-250 in my UDS for 10 hours so far, temp on bigger one is currently at 191, just waiting for the last 4 degrees to hit. Used 6 pieces of hickory and apple layered alternately with kingsford. No water pan, but can't wait to see how they taste. Only had to adjust my intake covers twice.

Sampson, the drum is still cooking great!!!

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