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Crabby
06-17-2013, 03:43 PM
Just bought a 1500 CXLD because of the great deal I got on it. Was leaning toward the 1400 with the accessory package but got the 4 month old CXLD for the same price.

Going to smoke my first butt in it tonight. The bone in butt is 11lbs and has been rubbed, wrapped and sitting for 20 hrs. My question is what temperature and about how long will the cook time be? I have a thermometer and will cook by temperature but trying to get an idea of time frame.

Also, should I use the 700 watt or 1400 watt setting?

I plan on using 2-4 ozs of hickory, is this enough?

Thanks in advance for your time.

DReeves
07-06-2013, 03:49 PM
Sorry, just saw our question.

I set my 1500 to 225, 1400 watts. I put 2-4 ounces in each wood box. This also serves to make sure both elements are working, as you will see wood burned in both boxes.

My pork butts have been averaging 90 minutes per pound, but no two are the same.

Love me some bone-in butts!