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Pork Butt on the Mini

R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum

For my fantasy football draft, I cooked a 5 lb butt on the Mini for some pulled pork.

I needed to put some silicone bands on it to squeeze it in a little but it fit (barely):

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The dome temp had to be pulled out some to prevent it from skewering the pork:

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Not much room to spare (but easy to take internal temp readings):

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I forgot to take a pic of the pork pulled until after it had been sitting in a chafer for the entire draft so this is it but not at its best:

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I used Wicked Good Weekend Warrior lump filled just over midway up the fire ring and completed the cook with lump to spare.

It was a fun test.

 

XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
Bay Area, CA

Comments

  • Awesome looking butt!  I'm looking forward to doing one on my new small.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Thanks!  The Small is a great cooker for a butt.  Enjoy.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,104
    Nice work what was the dome temp. Good looking bark on there.
    Seattle, WA
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Nice work.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,489
    Great cook. Another reason to get me a mini.
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    SkinnyV said:

    Nice work what was the dome temp. Good looking bark on there.

    Thanks! The one you did on your Mini a couple of weeks ago was an inspiration for this cook. This one was cooked at 240-250 for about 75 mins and then around 300 for the next 4 hrs.

    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • smaschsmasch Posts: 115
    Nice work.  Wall to wall pork.  Does it get any better?
    Owner of LBGE, Antique Komodo Green in Color. Proud Career Firefighter. Johns Creek / South Forsyth GA
  • VitamanVitaman Posts: 46

    Wow, looks fantastic.  What kind of grate is that?  Raised?  Mini woo?

    Jeff

  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 906
    Did you need to add any charcoal? I would think cooking for 6 hours would stretch the mini.
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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 1,415
    Thanks for posting.  it is amazing what you can do with the mini.
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Vitaman said:

    Wow, looks fantastic.  What kind of grate is that?  Raised?  Mini woo?

    Jeff


    Thx! That is the Mini Woo and 10" stainless grid from the Ceramic Grill Store: http://shop.ceramicgrillstore.com/categories/Small-&-Mini-Big-Green-Egg®-Set%252dUps/Mini-10-Woo-Ring/ On the Woo is a foil wrapped pizza stone.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    edited August 2012
    jlsm said:
    Did you need to add any charcoal? I would think cooking for 6 hours would stretch the mini.

    I didn't need to add any lump. Wicked Good lump is really dense and burns pretty long and I had it filled high into the fire ring. I think it could have gone another hour at 300.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,471
    that's a new cook for me......very nice.

    t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 906
    Sorry that I missed the lump reference higher up. Cooking a butt on the mini would never have occurred to me. This is great. 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    tjv said:

    that's a new cook for me......very nice.


    t
    Thanks Tom! Couldn't have done it without the Woo from you. I'm also enjoying the 10" SS grid I got from you.
    jlsm said:

    Sorry that I missed the lump reference higher up. Cooking a butt on the mini would never have occurred to me. This is great. 

    No problem! I'd been wanting to see just how much I could fit and cook on one load of lump in the Mini.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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