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first time for two butts

RRPRRP Posts: 21,757
edited 3:40PM in EggHead Forum
I got done with the gasket replacement project and now to get on with my eggin! I'm doing 2 5+ pound butts for the first time. Is the cooking time different for one vs two? Is it necessary to put a Polder in each? Any other tricks I need to know? Thanks!
L, M, S, &  Mini
And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
Dunlap, IL
Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!


  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Time about the same, may differ a few minutes one way or another. 1 Polderis all that is necessary.

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    As good as the EGG is it still can't count and hs no idea how many butts you have placed in it. Ed has a way to go to better educate it. hehe

  • NoleGirlNoleGirl Posts: 33
    I've got a 6 lb. butt on right now, ( 1st time) and its at 136 degrees internal. I've been keeping it at 220, very successfully, all day. How long should I wait to pull into Q, and should I take it off before 200 internal and wrap in foil? I'm trying to learn from the masters!! So far, so good!!! Thanx, Lisa

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Wait until it hits 195 or so *'s. Stick a fork into it and give it a twist. If it spins easy remove and let rest for a few minutes. Then pull it apart using 2 forks. Since it is getting late kick up the dome temp to 250-260* to speed things up a little for you.

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    JJ, solid advice..I can add no more...

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    JJ, just saw your post hiding down here...dang...I didn't have to post..! Yer been cooking very long? Heeeee.

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    About a week. Getting callouses on my knees from dumping all my 5 bags of charcoal on the ground and sorting into sized piles. What a sick joke that post was. hehe

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    JJ, brings back memories....heeyaaaa! Don't forget yer bifocals and tweezers....:-)[p]
  • Orio KidOrio Kid Posts: 87
    You guys weren't serious!! My wife has been irritated for weeks. She has not been able to use the garage because of all the lump spread over the floor.
    I guess she can have her tupperware bowls back also. I was starting to get used to the stay fresh seal on those things!

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Orio Kid ,
    You be funny!!! hehehe

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