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Turbo Butt Success! (and pic)

Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,611
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I took Mickey's advice and tried a turbo butt cook yesterday. 8 pound butt. Cooked at 350 dome to 160 internal, wrapped in HDAF, cooked to 200 internal.  6 hour cook. Very short stall. 
I have to call this cook a success. It was very easy, much quicker than past butt cooks, and probably 90% as good. Flavor was excellent, bark tasted great but had slightly less "crunch." I would definitely recommend and will do it again. 
This is my first attempt at posting a pic so I hope I do it right. I had an iphone and bad lighting but the Q looked great in person. 
Thanks Mickey!image
XL,L,S 
Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,473
    Nice cook. The only thing off from the LONG cook is thickness of bark and I was happy with mine. I cooked half the size and took half the time. Would not have a problem with two 8 pounders cooking a total of 6 hours. Just like you, no problem without the overnight cooks. Pork was/is outstanding. My way to cook from this point on.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,122
    To anyone that has done turbo butts, does the ability to do turbo briskets work as well?
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,611
    I haven't heard of that but would be willing to give it a try. Someone just posted that they cooked one in 4 hours.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    I took Mickey's advice and tried a turbo butt cook yesterday. 8 pound butt. Cooked at 350 dome to 160 internal, wrapped in HDAF, cooked to 200 internal.  6 hour cook. Very short stall. 
    I have to call this cook a success. It was very easy, much quicker than past butt cooks, and probably 90% as good. Flavor was excellent, bark tasted great but had slightly less "crunch." I would definitely recommend and will do it again. 
    This is my first attempt at posting a pic so I hope I do it right. I had an iphone and bad lighting but the Q looked great in person. 
    Thanks Mickey!image
    I am going to try this today, did not get the butt on last night....so here goes today. Think it will be done by 4pm??
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,473
    My next try is going to be without the foil at 160. This may pick up the bark a little. Thoughts?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    I will let ya know later in the day, I just put a 8lb butt on @ 350 (maverick temp) 
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  • CowdogsCowdogs Posts: 488
    edited March 2012
    I do mine at 300 grid temp, and no foil during the cook. On around 9am, off around 4pm, rest for 2 hours in foil, and eat at 6pm.
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  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    Looks like I will be turboi'n at speed o' light, supposed to eat around 5, put it on at 0800 @ 350...will see. I have a keg of beer, that'll keep em busy while it finishes :)
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,042
    But if your reduce the cook time that means less time to drink beer.  I keep telling the wife, gotta drink beer and keep an eye on the Egg.    :D
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    That is a fact 4 Run!
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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,024
    My 8 pounder cooked in 4 hours. This was unintentional. It was tasty, but have no idea why it cooked so fast or how I did it without ruining the brisket. I had a bad gasket that caused my temp to creep up over night.
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,347
    edited March 2012
    Will be doing a modified ( no foil, just lower egg temp) turbo butt this weekend.  Will post pictures when done.  Yours look really good.  Thanks for the post
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    I would have liked to go it slow, but I didn't make it to the barby last night. I have been informed now we will not eat tonight till around 7, so I am sure it will be ok. I will post later w/ pics and a success story or disaster story, either way the beer is COLD! ( did make the slaw though)

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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,581
    My next try is going to be without the foil at 160. This may pick up the bark a little. Thoughts?
    I did a 9 lb. picnic a few weeks ago with the dome around 310. Took it back down to 250 when the average temperature was just under 180. No foil.  Finished a little over 6 hours. Good, but bark not quite as good. It may be that there really is no substitute for 18 or so hours of smoke.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,469
    But if your reduce the cook time that means less time to drink beer.  I keep telling the wife, gotta drink beer and keep an eye on the Egg.    :D

    Like your style 4Runner. You live in Cola?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • I'm still cracking up at the phrase "Turbo Butt Success". I guess I'm still a 13 year old a heart but that's funny right there. Sounds like a title for Asian  Porn :))


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  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    Already 156 in under 3 hrs, going to go to slow, I think it will hold at that temp for awhile, seems to go to that on the low and slow for a long time anyway. Looking fwd to the eats.:)
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  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    Almost beer thirty too!! :)
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,611
    In my experience, the stall should be pretty short cooking at 350.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    Yes it is, it is already 170
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  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    Going to turbo slowwwww

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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,611
    It cooks remarkably quickly. You will be very pleased.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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