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Turbo Butts question

This Friday I am doing 2 pork butts, want them off the grill by noon, so planning turbo for the first time.  From what I have read, the recommendation is 350 deg, then foil once the IT hits 160 or so.  What is the benefit of the foil at this point, and what happens if I don't foil?

Also assuming these are 7 lb butts, what time would you recommend they go on the grill with a noon finish at the latest? 

Any and all feedback appreciated
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Rochester, NY


  • Here's how I do them:

    The foil helps the butt cruise right through the stall. Without it, you're looking at a longer cook.

    I definitely recommend the injection as well. Good luck!
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  • Foil speeds it up plus you catch great juices with the foil.  The juices mixed with the butt as you pull it makes for outstanding food.  I would put on at 6 am for a 12 noon pull.   Enjoy
  • StyerStyer Posts: 25
    As for timing estimate at least 5 hours for a 7 pound butt and if it finishes early just FTC it till meal time. 
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