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Butt sticking to grid

uncbbquncbbq Posts: 165
edited 9:23AM in EggHead Forum
I cooked an 8 1/2 pounder last night. It turned out great after 15 1/2 hours, but it fell apart when trying to remove it this morning, with lots sticking to the grid--actually pulled the bottom off over 1/3 of the butt. Any tricks to keep that at a more manageable level? I know you have to tear it up to pull it, but I had to wrap/cooler the meat, and falling all apart was not helpful. Still it was a big hit at the office lunch today.


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,716
    sometimes i wrap the top of the butt with a big piece of foil, and with a spatula, slide it under the butt and roll it into the foil. what sticks to the grill i pick of and eat right then

  • uncbbq, Whatever sticks to the grill are tasty tester bites for you !!! The more the better I say... That's no problem !

  • Rib-RobRib-Rob Posts: 66
    Invert the grid/butt onto a large sheet of foil. Use a knife to pry butt away from the grid wires. Takes about a minute, but you shouldn't have much loss. Then, wrap and rest.

  • uncbbquncbbq Posts: 165
    All who commented,
    Thanks, good ideas all. I appreciated the snack, but I had about a pound of meat on the grid, and that was excessive, even for me. I'll give these ideas a try.

  • SigmoreSigmore Posts: 621
    uncbbq, I use my metal pizza peel and kinda work it up under it like a large spatula. Then I plop it into a waiting pan to carry it inside.

  • uncbbq,
    I guess I go a bit outside the curve.....when I have one butt I actully let it sit and cook in a v-rack. Once the butt is done, I just pick up the rack, take it inside, and flip it onto some foil. If any sticks at that point I just use a small knife to scrape it off the v-rack.[p]If I am doing 2-3 butts, with one on an elevated grid and no room for a v-rack, I just get out the spatula that I use for hamburgers and pry them up.[p]Hope this helps![p]- Mike

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