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Butt vs. Picnic

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Hi folks.... I'm one of those long time readers, but have posted few messages. Had my egg now for three years, and all the postings on here have been a tremendous help. So first I'll say THANKS! Now for my question: My local butcher didn't have a Butt today, and I promised folks pulled pork on the 4th. So, I picked up a 5.5 lbs bonless picnic. My theory is it comes from the shoulder, same as the butt, so I'll cook it the say way. I've got the dome maintained at 230, and I'll cook until internal reaches 200... remove from the egg, wrap in foil for 10-15 minutes, then pick and pull. I expect this to take about 12 hours. Am I on the right track here? Thanks in advance. Larry

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,353
    L.Hand,
    You got a grip on it! 12-15 hours at those temps, and it pretty much cooks like a butt. Slightly different flavor, but very similar.[p]If you will pull right after removing, there is no reason to wrap in the foil. Just let rest on a platter for 20 minutes or so, and then go to town.[p]Have fun! Seems to be a big butt/brisket weekend!!
    NB

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  • Nature Boy, you called it right! Dome was stable at 230 (10:00 pm)when I started the picnic. By 7:00 am it had dropped to 220. (ain't these eggs amazing?) Internal is 180, so it's right on schedule to be pulled at 11:00. Add the deviled eggs, potato salad, celery casserole and wait for the cheers!
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,353
    LHand,
    Nice work! Yep, the eggs are amazing...but you done yourself proud by getting your temp maintained, and getting a good nights sleep, and waking up to a happy butt, and a still-burning-egg.[p]Have fun!
    NB

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