Boston butt

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I cooked 3 Boston butts last weekend and they took 17 hours to reach temp> This weekend I am doing 1 so 19 hours and just reached 170. Is this normal or is there some way to speed it up a little. Cooking at 225 with probe rested on the counter for 2 hours before putting it on the smoker. Temps seem to be good. Used to have an offset charcoal smoker that would take 10-12 hours Any advice
 
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Thanks for letting me know
 

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Do the long cooks (20 hour range) really make a difference for pork butts? Typically when I cook a Boston Butt it takes me around 10 hours because I increase the temperature to 275 range once I wrap it. I bought the Traeger so I can start doing some longer cooks and just haven’t ventured to doing one yet minus my brisket recipe.
 

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There's no reason to not raise the temp once wrapped. I've gone up to 325 once wrapped with no ill effects.
 
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24 hours it was great the next time i will try wrapping it at 150 and unwrapping at 185 I do my brisket that way
 
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