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Turbo Butts--Mickey is a Genius

Mickey is a legend!!!   On Friday am, I did two turbo butts.  Totaled about 17 lbs.  Started at about 5:20 am, removed to the towels at about 9:40 and left in the cooler until 4:30 for the first and 6:00 for the second.  Perfect!!  Very tender and falls apart.  The second one, I was holding in one hand while unwrapping the foil, the far end of the butt fell off into the pan.  Talk about tender.  Now I need to try the turbo ribs. 

Ernie McClain

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

(in the extreme western panhandle of NE)

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,510
    This is going to go to @Mickey 's head! I agree though. Jeen-yus!
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    omg... it's the "@Mickey method"
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,523
    Welcome to the Turbo club. Mickey is founding member.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,427
    I guess 18 hours is a little long to be considered turbo?

    :))
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    I can beat Mickey..I cooked a 6lb butt at 850 for 45 minutes...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,047
    edited April 2013
    Thank you for the kind words. Please call VI about 3am and pass it on to him by phone. He will just be acting upset. He is such a kidder. For real thank you and I wish I could remember who on the other forum put me on to it.Glad to pass on.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Turbo cooked butts are great and very consistent in cooking times.
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I have a butt going on now. I still have yet to try the turbo since I enjoy the low and slow. Kids are sick tonight so I'll be up anyways. And on the off chance they sleep the maverick will keep an eye on things.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • I have now done low and slow and turbo.. The butts were both delicious.. Low and slow seems to provide better bark but turbo was much jucier .  There is no right or wrong .. Yummmmmm either way
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,792
    Mickey said:
    ... I wish I could remember who on the other forum put me on to it.Glad to pass on.
    Mickey, I think it was Kim. Could be wrong though. 
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,075
    Kim may not have been the first but he certainly was a proponent.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,510
    Mickey's head is going to be HUGE at Salado. TURBO!
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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,439
    I am a turbo convert, though when I can, I do the first hour at around 225 thinking I get more smoke penetration.  It probably does not make a difference though.  I did two last Sunday and they were awesome.  Also fell apart when I took them out of the foil.

    Wish I was going to Salado to see Mickey's head!
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,149
    There are a lot of good reasons to go to Salado.  Seeing Mickey's head - no matter how large - isn't one of them.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,510
    Foghorn said:
    There are a lot of good reasons to go to Salado.  Seeing Mickey's head - no matter how large - isn't one of them.
    This has destroyed my world view  :((

    Isn't that why he retired? So Salado could revolve around his head 365?
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  • Can someone post the link to "Mickeys" turbo method. I've tried turbo before and it was no beuno...
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,427
    @Mickey

    His brains were never in question. It's simply a matter of what your time table is... Got the time? Go low n slow and enjoy the ride. In a hurry? Go turbo and be happy...

    For me it's all about how many sticks I can get in before the pork is done :)
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,047
    TURBO BUTTS. · Hot'n fast, 350 for 5 hours to internal to 200 and then let it rest for an hour or so wrapped in towels in a ice chest. Falls apart and oh so good! Have fun! · Be sure you only get a 7lb butt or so for the time (or a couple or more for more protein ) . Note: The butt box is not required. I use mustard & Bad Byron's Butt Rub (both not required). I put on the rub, then mustard, then rub once more.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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