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First Time using BGE for a Low and Slow

MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
I just got my BGE last weekend.  Used it a few time as a standard grill (BBQ chicken and salmon) but wanted to use my egg for something a bit more challenging this weekend.  Any suggestions for good cut of meat for my first attempt?  Something that will take 10hrs or less.

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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    Small shoulder or ribs. Both are great and easy to do.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,173
    +1 on the small pork shoulder or Boston Butt-easiest cook in terms of forgiveness.  Figure about 2 hrs/# at 250*F calibrated dome and you are good to go.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,047
    Is that direct or with plate setter?
    Boom
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    My first was a pork loin, but if you do want lower a small pork butt was also a good cook for me.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Go lo and slo with a small pork shoulder and enjoy some pulled pork.  Remember, start probing at 195 and pull, foil and rest when you have no resistance.  Each shoulder is different.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,173

    To clarify-low&slow means indirect-so you need a deflector (platesetter or fire bricks or ceramic stone) between the lump and meat being slow cooked.  Enjoy and don't panic over the stall in temperature rise that will occur somewhere around 160*F and can last for several hours.

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • All good advice. Do a shoulder and be a hero. hard to mess up and huge upside. Go for it.


    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292
    Do to a time shortage i think i will be doing ribs.  Going to follow Car Wash Mike's method.
  • Just as good. You'll love them
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
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