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Me, My Friends, The Egg And An Eight Pound Butt Smoking In Virginia Beach

edited 11:46AM in EggHead Forum
Me and my good friend Henry (McKenna) fired up the egg last evening at 7 pm and put on an 8 lb butt. We took turns watching little humpty until a bit after midnight at which time the dome temp was still right on 200 and the polder read 150. This morning Joe an I checked in at 7 am and the dome temp had dropped to 150 - the polder still at 150. After some vent adjustments we have the dome temp back up to 210 and are anxiously awaiting the final product. Henry will be back over later this afternoon to help with the cole slaw, baked beans, macaroni / cheese and rest of the fixins. Then we'll be settling in for a long afternoon of college football - Tech vs Miami, Clemson vs FSU and Carolina vs Pitt before the big feed late afternoon. I find that controling the temperature on little humpty is much more difficult than on big humpty. And a couple times I have made the mistake of not filling initially with enough lump - I have learned from that mistake. If anyone has any advice on the ways of the small egg - I'd appreciate the advise. Also, I much enjoyed the article that Cat supplied on brining. I have not used the technique, but am gonna try the "Boulevard's Staff Turkey" recipe at Thanksgiving. If anyone has any advice on doing a turkey breast - brandname, brining, cooking times/temps whatever, please advise...I have done a couple, they were pretty good, but I think there's a lot of room for improvement....


  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Tar Heel,
    Puj&Mrs.Puj cooked this turkey at Eggtoberfest,it was great.

    [ul][li]Puj's Turkey[/ul]
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    <p />Tar Heel,
    Here is a picture of the Puj's and the bird.

  • YB,[p]That is some serious bird! Thanks for the pic and information. That's just what I needed. Back to the egg...Have a great Saturday.[p]Tar Heel

  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    Tar Heel,
    Must be an extremely large egg for all of you to fit in there. New Model?

  • MollyShark,[p]Actually only the butt is on the small egg and it's a pretty tight fit. However, there is always a little extra room to throw on some whole hog sausage links at the end. I prefer to use the large egg but that's over at the other house. Use the small egg for "small" jobs. I'll be taking it off in a couple of hours just in time for the next game![p]
  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    Tar Heel,[p]I've always used my large EGG for turkey, but you've tweeked my interest about doing one on the small. I don't see any significant barriers ... besides size. :)[p]I wouldn't mind munching on that Boston Butt right about now.[p]Good luck,

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Puj,[p]I've done several turkeys on the small. They require a sitter with pan, the fire ring be removed, and the grill set on the firebox. I have done up to a 14.5 pounder this way. Tight fit, but an excellent turkey.[p]Spin

  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    Spin,[p]Cool! Sounds like for the holidays turkey in the small and maybe a couple of butts in the large, or maybe JJ's leg of lamb.[p]Thanks.[p]Puj
  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    What time and where? We be heading East.

  • JJ,

  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    JJ,[p]Love to do it. We just have to figure out the particulars, Of course, you have more Egg capacity so are dogs welcomed? :) [p]Puj
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