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First Boston Butt

Orio KidOrio Kid Posts: 87
edited 7:53AM in EggHead Forum
Trying my first boston butt for pulled pork, using gfw's recipe. Dome temp is at 210. Fingers are crossed.


  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    orio kid, Uncross those fingers and relax. I tried my first one a few weeks ago. I knew I had a winner when the butt broke apart and the bones fell out when took off the grill.[p]CWM
  • MopMop Posts: 496
    orio kid,....gonna do an all night cook are ya?
    I did one last weekend.......the egg kept a solid 250º effortless.....
    It was outstanding......would have liked a little more bark but the taste sure was there......
    A good butt on the egg will put you on the map as a real Q'r with friends and family.......[p]good luck to you sir!

  • sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
    orio kid,[p]Things will go fine, just be patient. You're in for some good eats. How big is the butt? How long are you planning on cooking it? I can darn near smell the smoke from here.[p]Troy
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,956
    orio kid,
    The other posts say it all. Relax. Enjoy a Hot Toddy. My first l-o-n-g cook was fraught with angst. No matter what you do the Egg will give you great stuff. Even if the temp bounces a little. The second and following butts were fun and inspite of some worry they came out just fine!

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    orio kid, you are in for a great treat! I would try to keep the temp between 225-250 degrees. Pulled Pork is so good. [p]In fact, I think I'll be off to the store in a little while to see if I can find one - my Dr. says less beef, so I think a little "Pulled Pork Black Bean Chili" may be in order. Have a great evening!

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    orio kid,[p]All sounds very well with the cook and I echo the comments below. Have a splash of you favorite beverage and trust the Egg to cook the meal. As this is a long cook, rises and falls in cooking temp will have little effect on the end result. Everything can be adjusted for tomorrow morning, so you will need a good nights sleep. If you go to bed with a stable dome temp, you will wake up to a cook that (at the very worst), could use some attention at that time and still will be great. No worries.[p]Spin
  • sprinter,
    5.6 lbs. and as long as it takes!!!!!

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