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I made a post a couple weeks ago about cooking for my nephew’s birthday party next weekend & I have a couple more questions. I’m planning on about 40 adults…that is on the high end.
I have a Large & bought the BGE tiered racks this weekend. I’m planning on doing five butts…maybe six if I can make them fit. I will be using Wicked Good Weekend Warrior with the DigiQ set to 275. I usually do overnight cooks & just forget about it. My question is, will having that much meat on the Egg cause the cook time to be much longer or will it burn up the charcoal faster? If I fill the Egg to the top of the fire ring with fresh coal, should I make it through the cook without having to reload?
Also, I did a practice run this weekend…pics posted in another thread :-) . Pre-cook, the butt weighed 7.5 pounds. I weighed the meat once I pulled it and it only yielded 2 lbs. 13 oz. That’s about a 63% loss of weight. It turned out really well but I accidentally let the internal temp get all the way up to 216. It was very moist but could the higher internal temp cause excess shrinkage? I plan on pulling the ones for the party at an internal temp of 200.
Thanks in advance for the help. Always get great advice from this board!!!