Can I smoke pork butt at 300?

Asked By: Isidre Freiberger | Last Updated: 6th May, 2020
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Place the pork butt on the smoker and close the lid. Smoking low and slow would take about 2 hours per pound of meat, but at 300°F this way you should expect an 8 pound butt to cook in approximately 10 hours. If at any point you notice the temperature inside your smoker dropping below 175, stir up the coal a bit.

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Moreover, what temperature should I smoke my Boston butt?

I smoke Boston butts to a temperature of at least 190 degrees. If you like sliced BBQ , 185 degrees is fine but for pulled or chopped I want the final temp. to be at least 190. Once the internal temperatures reaches 190 I take the butt out of the smoker and immediately wrap it tightly with aluminum foil.

Beside above, can you smoke pork at 250? The cook time for a 4-pound pork shoulder smoking at 250 degrees is around 90 minutes per pound, but it is important to frequently monitor the internal temperature. There will be a stall where the temperature seems stuck at some point.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how long does it take to smoke a Boston butt at 300 degrees?

4 to 5 hours

Do you wrap pork shoulder in foil when smoking?

Wrap in foil: At the 5-hour mark the internal temp should be in the 160 range. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep the meat from getting too much smoke and to catch the moisture being released during the cooking process.

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Can you overcook pulled pork?

It's really really hard to overcook a pulled pork. You can readily let it go more than you would think and it will be FINE. Scuba is absolutely correct - once the meat hits 150-160, just cover it up in foil and you'll take off probably about 2 hours, perhaps more, from the final target.

How long should Pulled pork rest?

Give it a rest: As with all grilled or roasted meats, you should let a cooked pork shoulder rest before chopping or serving it. This “relaxes” the meat, making it juicier and more flavorful. Let it rest on a cutting board for 15 to 20 minutes loosely tented with foil.

How long do you cook a pork shoulder at 275 in a smoker?

Give yourself too much time, because if it gets done too early, you can wrap it in foil and a towel, and drop it in a cooler and keep it hot and ready to pull for hours. Cooking at 275, about 1 hour per lb.

How long does it take to cook a Boston butt at 250 degrees?

Smoking a Boston Butt low and slow produces the most delectable results, but this takes a lot longer than you think. Smoking the meat at about 225-250 degrees takes between 1.5 and 2 hours per pound of uncooked meat. So if you have a 7 pound uncooked Boston Butt, it could take up to 14 hours to be done.

What temp does pork shoulder stall?


The Stall: Even with our careful attention to our smoker temps, we still experienced what “low and slow” experts call “the stall.” When smoking meats like beef brisket or pork butt over extended periods, the internal temperature of the meat can seem to plateau or stall at around 160°F (71°C)—it can even drop slightly.

How fast can you cook a Boston butt?

When your coals are ready, put the butt on the cooker with the fat cap down. Cover and let it cook for 3 hours at an average grate temperature of 325-350*. Here's how mine looked at two hours.

How long smoke 8lb Boston butt?

Smoking a Boston Butt low and slow produces the most delectable results, but this takes a lot longer than you think. Smoking the meat at about 225-250 degrees takes between 1.5 and 2 hours per pound of uncooked meat. So if you have a 7 pound uncooked Boston Butt, it could take up to 14 hours to be done.

How long does it take to smoke a 6 pound Boston butt?

In your case, smoking a whole six pound Boston butt at 225°F would normally take around one and one-half hours per pound, more or less, to become tender enough to pull or shred (internal temperature of 190+°F), or up to 9 or more hours.

Can you smoke a Boston butt at 200 degrees?


If you'll be smoking your pork shoulder at 200°F, it could take an awful long time to smoke, maybe 2 or more hours per pound. If at all possible, smoke your shoulder at a higher temperature, around 220 degrees.

How can I speed up smoking a Boston butt?

Summary
  1. Place pork in a foil pan.
  2. Apply mustard and my original rub to top and bottom of pork butt.
  3. Smoke pork butt at 225°F using hickory for 3 hours in smoker.
  4. Add bourbon and/or apple juice to pan and cover with foil.
  5. Cook pork butt in 325°F oven for about 5 hours or 205°F in center of meat.

When smoking a Boston butt do you put the fat side up or down?

Place pork butt on the smoker, fat side up and close the lid. Smoke for 6 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 175 degrees. 3. Turn the butt fat-side down.

How long does it take to cook a Boston butt at 350 degrees?

I use USDA recommendations for cooking times and, in my experience, roasting a 6 pound pork butt in an uncovered shallow roasting pan at 350 degrees in a preheated oven usually takes about four and a half hours - about 45 minutes per pound.

Is pork butt the same as pork shoulder?

Both come from the shoulder of the pig, but pork butt is higher on the foreleg, while pork shoulder is farther down. As relatively tough and fatty cuts, both benefit from long, slow cooking methods such as roasting, stewing, and braising. But the cuts are different enough that we generally prefer pork butt.

How long does it take to smoke a 10 lb pork shoulder?


Cook until the meat is exceptionally and sigh-inducingly tender and reaches an internal temperature of 185° to 195°F (85° to 90°C), somewhere between 10 to 14 hours or about 1 1/2 hours per pound of meat. Let the meat rest for at least 30 minutes.

Can you over smoke a pork shoulder?

Yes you can over cook a pork shoulder or butt, brisket, roast etc. It is possible to run the gamut and over cook or over smoke food leaving a perfectly good piece of meat totally dried out or burned.

How long do I cook a pork shoulder at 250 degrees?

Preheat oven to 250 and rub salt and spices over the entire pork shoulder. Place onto a wire rack sitting over a baking sheet covered in foil. Bake for 8-10 hours (more or less depending on size) or until internal temperature is about 190F. Remove meat from oven and cover with foil.