How To Cook A Boston Butt?

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.

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.

When should I wrap my Boston butt?

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.

How long does it take to cook a Boston butt at 300 degrees?

Preheat a grill or smoker to 300 degrees F. Place the pork butt on the grill or in the smoker, and cook over indirect heat until tender, 4 to 5 hours.

Should I cover a Boston butt in the oven?

I’m guessing you’ll get a lot of differing opinions, but I always cover mine. Actually, I wrap it in foil to minimize the amount of airspace, and roast it using very low heat (250-275F). That way, as the fat renders off, the meat cooks in it and remains moist and flavorful – kind of like a “confit”.

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What is the best temperature to cook a 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.

What temperature does a Boston butt need to cook to?

The USDA recommends that pork is cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F (62.8°C) for food safety. But every griller worth their salt knows that cuts rich in collagen, like pork butt, need to be brought to much higher temperatures (195-205°F [91-96°C]) to properly break down the connective tissues.

What temperature to foil Boston butt?

Crutch brisket and pork shoulder when the stall starts or when it hits about 150°F or 160°F and has a dark ruddy color, and leave it in foil until it hits 203°F. No peeking. The moment you open the foil it will start cooling rapidly.

Do you need to cover pulled pork in the oven?

Yes, cover it. You want the pulled pork to be tender, not crisp. If you want a crisp exterior, cover it for half the cooking time and uncover it for the remainder of the time. Leave the temperature as the recipe recommends, even for a convection oven.

Do you smoke a Boston butt fat side up?

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.

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How do you wrap a Boston butt in foil?

Lay the pork butt on the foil, fat side up, about eight inches from the bottom edge of the foil. The longer side of the pork belly should run parallel to the bottom edge of the foil sheets. Give the pork one last spritz, then lightly spritz the surface of your foil.

How do you keep a pork shoulder moist when smoking?

Keep the outside of the shoulder moist while smoking by applying the mop about every 45 minutes or so after that. (A good idea is to use a spray mop. I mix 3/4 cup apple cider and 1/4 cup cooking oil in a spray bottle, and spray the shoulder while cooking. This is much easier than a mop, and adds great flavor.)