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We hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend and is excited for more warm weather grilling! This week, we’ll be making these two burgers: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Caribbean Chicken, and also eating lots of these Ice Cream Sandwiches in honor of National Ice Cream Month! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

Need some help...and luck!

EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 737
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I completely forgot about daylight savings time!

So instead of lighting my fire at 6:30, I lit it at 7:30 for my 8lb. BB. I guess my semi-turbo butt just got supercharged. :-S

I plan on letting it smoke low (around 200) for an hour and then letting it rise to 300, unless you guys have a better idea. I'm all ears.
Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 13,496
    edited March 2012
    200 is very low. Go with 230 anyway for low/slow. I cook at 350 the whole time and fine.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 737
    Thanks Mickey. It's creeping up towards 300. We're at 250 now. I'm hoping to get it up to temp pretty soon. 

    If I go with 350 roughly how long per pound? I know, go by food temp and not time. I'd just like a general idea for planning.


    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I would assume about 12 hrs at 250-300.  1.5 per/pound.  My guess anyway, but those butts are a wacky bunch, one is different than the other.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 13,496
    edited March 2012
    At 350 I did 4 lb in 3.25 hr. Joan from Austin did same cook with 7.5 or 8lb in a little over 6 hr. I cooked till 160, pulled and wrapped in HD foil put back on to 195 took off and pulled. If ready to soon put in cooler stacked with towels to hold up to 3 hours. I used Butt Rub the night before and got a good bark. The real thick bark is (IMO) the only loss between turbo and slow cooks. This bark is fine. Will never go back to the low and slow. Good luck.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 13,496
    edited March 2012

     

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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 737
    Thanks Mickey. I have hope now. I just didn't want to wit until 9 tonight to eat.
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
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