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8 butts on 2 large BGEs

BGE Pit CrewBGE Pit Crew Posts: 149
edited 5:53PM in EggHead Forum
Hi all, I have the pleasure of doing 8 butts for my mother-in-law 60th (oops) B-Day party this Saturday. I can't remember if I have smoked 4 on a large before, and/or what my set-up was. Any pics or techniques would be greatly appreciated. Keep smokin, Dana


  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    BGE Pit Crew,[p]I use a full load o' lump, inverted plate setter, a deep drip pan with a small spacer, & grid extender, two butts on each level (heavier ones on the upper grate). An alarm clock (set at 16 hours) and gin martini's are optional.[p]Happy Trails

    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • BordersBorders Posts: 665
    Dana, I'm always looking for a reason to smoke some butts. I can easily do 3 if you need some help. I'm in north Tampa.

  • Borders , thanks a ton! I have a buddy five minutes away wiht a large EGG, but wanted to see if I could do this one solo. I'll keep posting. Dana

  • thirdeye, thanks for the info! How is the space with the top two butts? Still get good air flow? Dana

  • Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702
    BGE Pit Crew,
    I jus did 4 for thanksgiving with no problem, indirect, legs up with drip pan, bbq guru set at 225, 16 hrs.

  • Chef Wil, thanks Chef Wil! All 4 on the raised grill? Dana

  • 30pounds.jpg
    <p />BGE Pit Crew,
    Above are four butts on a large:[p]And here they are in the kitchen:[p]30pounds2.jpg[p]Hope this helps![p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • 8-Butts.jpg
    <p />BGE Pit Crew,[p]Here ya go.[p]Here they are 20 hours later.[p]8-Butts-20-hours.jpg[p]Cheers,[p]GrillMeister
    Austin, TX

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    BGE Pit Crew,[p]Yes, airflow is no problem. TNW's picture above says it all.[p]~thirdeye~

    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702
    BGE Pit Crew,
    jus like GrillMeisters

  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,159
    Morning BGE Pit Crew:[p]Here is a shot of how I stuffed 4 8#ers on my large.[p]P4300015.jpg[p]Good luck with the cook.[p]Have a GREAT day!

    Have a GREAT day!


    Brandon, FL


  • GrillMeister, thank you very much. I love the friendship and help on this forum. keep smokin, Dana

  • The Naked Whiz, now I have two options! You guys are great! Thanks for the pics. Keep smokin, Dana

  • SSN686, thank you for the great pic! Again, thanks for all the great help. Dana

  • GrillMeister,[p]I have been sick the last couple of days (again...fifth time this year:( and just the thought of food hasn't been pleasant. But, your pictures are starting to make me hungry....again.[p]phillip

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