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First time doin the butt!!!

GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
Ok ok I couldn't resist! I'm tackling two 4-3/4 lb Boston butts tomorrow. These are my first, I have washed, dried and rubbed them down with Dizzy Dust and a little extra kosher salt. I plan to cook them indirect at about 250. I am cooking them for the adults at my daughters fifth bday party on Sunday. Any guess on a time frame on these boys? Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,841
    Oh oh! Man oh man. Somebody is liable to get their panties in a bunch over this. :)) That's a good looking butt...pics throughout the cook. ;-)
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,962
    I know some one who likes your style.

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,859
    7-10 hours at 250°. You might consider a 350° cook... be done in about 5 hrs. I just did my first "turbo" cook a couple of days ago. Just as good as the lo and slo, IMO. And MUCH faster!! No foil, just throw it on at 350° and come back later.

    And you don't have to wash butts. Just take them out of the packaging, season and throw 'em on the egg.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    7-10 hours at 250°. You might consider a 350° cook... be done in about 5 hrs. I just did my first "turbo" cook a couple of days ago. Just as good as the lo and slo, IMO. And MUCH faster!! No foil, just throw it on at 350° and come back later.

    And you don't have to wash butts. Just take them out of the packaging, season and throw 'em on the egg.
    I've got the whole day to enjoy my first butt sooooooo I think I'm gonna drag this one out and take my time! After all I might only get to do it once! LOL I might try the turbo next time.
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • TeedoffTeedoff Posts: 65
    I see what you did there. :))
    Decatur, AL
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    cazzy said:
    I remember my first butt like it was yesterday...I slathered it in oil, then I rubbed in my Butt Rub, what a tight fit it was on my large. Wow, that sucker was perfect! The bone pulled clean and I just shredded that fat juicy butt! Man, we had some great pulled pork! photo PORKBUTT4of7_zpsb8bdfcdd.jpg

    See that's what I'm talking bout! I want to remember taking my first butt even if I am able to do it again and again and again. I'm really hoping that my extra large destroys those butts.
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,841
    @cazzy‌...beautiful wordsmith you are :))
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • More filth. This should be a more family friendly place. Whatever happened to just cooking good food?
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    edited March 2014

    More filth. This should be a more family friendly place. Whatever happened to just cooking good food?

    Get your mind out of the gutter you pathetic filthy soul. :P I was talking about my very memorable 1st butt cook. ;)
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Letz4wheelLetz4wheel Posts: 236
    No matter what the first time is always memorable!
    Southern Indiana
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    More filth. This should be a more family friendly place. Whatever happened to just cooking good food?

    No filth here my friend just enjoying the journey of my first butt!
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445

    More filth. This should be a more family friendly place. Whatever happened to just cooking good food?

    His butt must be a really uptight fit on a large...

    Sounds like you got one caught sideways... Don't think I'd enjoy anywhere that you'd consider family friendly.
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    I don't know about everyone else but my kids are not on Internet forums and I doubt there are any underage kids on this forum. It is all in fun and I'm sure that any adult would have picked up on the title and not opened the thread if they thought they weren't going to like it.

    That being said, my butts are handling themselves quit nicely on the Xl and I will put up some pics later.
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    Two hours in damn that smells good!

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    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • chainsaw19chainsaw19 Posts: 257
    2.99lb........ouch. Have a Wegmans near you?
    Large BGE Middletown, MD
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    Yea we do, this was a last minute decision and my wife was close to Giant and Wegman's was too far away. Next time I will look for a better deal.
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,177
    GeorgeS said:

    Yea we do, this was a last minute decision and my wife was close to Giant and Wegman's was too far away. Next time I will look for a better deal.

    Do you have a Restaurant Depot nearby? If so, I think a KCBS membership is worth it just for RD access alone.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    No restaurant depots. We have Costco though which has great meat deals I just didn't have a chance to get there. Neither of my girls wanted me to go out last night so my wife went for me but didn't want to drive all over town.
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    I'll right guys I'm gonna need a little finishing advice. I'm guessing I have a couple hours left I'm sitting right about 170. How much fat if any do you guys leave in the pulled meat? Any need to FTC if I'm serving it tomorrow? Do I need to let it rest before pulling and if so how long?
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    Just topped 180, any of you seasoned butt veterans around for finishing advice see above^^^

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    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    OMG I just pulled it off the grill and it crumbled under its own weight! I don't even think it needs sauce. I'm gonna mix up a vinegar based sauce and make some homemade slaw! Damn it tastes good!
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • lantzwrlantzwr Posts: 229
    Looks good.
    RobLarge BGE, Merritt Island, (Space Coast of Florida)

    Boiler UP
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,177
    No need to FTC if its for tomorrow. I pulled mine hot, put it in zip lock freezer bags, chilled them in an ice water bath and then in the fridge till reheat time.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    @DMW Thank you sir! I told my wife if I wasn't so full from dinner it would be just like thanksgiving, 11pm samiches!
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    photo E13368AC-8649-4423-891E-DC3DD7FB2EBB_zpsacjoad6b.jpg
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • DMW said:
    Yea we do, this was a last minute decision and my wife was close to Giant and Wegman's was too far away. Next time I will look for a better deal.
    Do you have a Restaurant Depot nearby? If so, I think a KCBS membership is worth it just for RD access alone.
    So you're telling me that if I get a membership to KCBS that I can then purchase a membership to RD? Is this true? If so, how do I go about this?
    Demorest, Ga.    1MBGE
  • dihtndihtn Posts: 229
    So did you pull at 180?
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 955
    edited March 2014
    No I pulled them at about 185. Do you guys pull them earlier?
    Bristow Virginia XL&Mini One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 7,951
    edited March 2014
    If it probes like buttah than it's good. Personally I have never pulled one before 197, but then again each chunk of meat has a mind of its own. @GeorgeS yours looks good.

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
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