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Pork butt

I've had a large egg for about a year but still have not cooked a pork butt. The plan is to try it this weekend. Does anyone have a link to the easiest to follow cooking instructions?


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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841

    Very simple and forgiving cook.

    I rub down with mustard, then generous coat of favorite rub at the time. Cook indirect with drip pan at 250-275 (some will say higher temp for "turbo" butt) dome until 195 internal temp. Start checking for fork tender her. Sometimes cook until 200-205 internal depending on the butt. If bone-in the bone should slide out clean. I use apple wood for smoke and spritz with apple juice and apple cider vinegar every hour after the first 5 hours of not touching. Good luck and post pics.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,680
    Do the search option. Everyone does it differently and they all seem turn out great. The common denominator is the Egg(and alcohol, apparently)

    I rub it down the night before so it gets about 12 hours. I then rub it again right before I go out to start the Egg. I bring the egg to temp(250-275), then I leave it alone for 8-9 hours and do a temp check. Somewhere around 195-205, it starts to fall apart and the thermo goes in and out freely like butter. I have FTC'ed it and let it rest to cool enough to handle then pulled. I have had similar results with both.

    I have also done the turbo-butt @ 350. It was great as well. Took around 4 or 5 hours.
    I don't spritz mine, and I did the mustard once. I couldn't tell any difference.
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