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1st Boston Butt Update

WardsterWardster Posts: 682
edited 6:23AM in EggHead Forum
I can't seem to get the temp below 220ish. Is this going to ruin my butt?


  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Wardster,[p]Not a worry needed. The temperature at the grill level will be in the 190-200°F range with a 210-230°F dome temp. The meal will cook fine with a 240-250°F dome temperature. The cook is very forgiving. Kick back, relax, and enjoy a cold beverage.[p]Spin
  • Bama FireBama Fire Posts: 267
    Ah, yes, my first piece of Butt....I remember it well. Well, back to your cooking. :-)[p]Two weekends ago I put two seven pounders on around 6 pm. Went out and had too much to drink, ooopps. Came home and finddled with the EGG b/c I thought it was too hot. bad decision. When I groggily awoke at 6:30 the next morning, the egg was cool. Uh oh. Since my presence was required on the golf course, with no time to spend relighting the egg and restabalizing the temp, I turned on the oven (yes, I said the 'O' word) to about 225. I put both butts in and headed for the course, first telling the wife not to turn off the oven. Came home a little after noon and increased the oven temp to 275 and started on the barley pops. By 2:30, the pork was ready to be pulled for a house full of guests who raved about the "best BBQ they'd ever eaten." I'll never tell them I let the fire go out and finished in the oven. The key is getting the first several hours in on the egg, IMHO to get the delicious smoke flavor. After you've done that, the oven will work if you're pressed for time with delicious results.[p]Good luck and may the EGG by with you.[p]B~F

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    you hopefully have a polder or other thermometer in the meat..depending on the size of the butt you could be done by 5 -7 thing I do lately is to make sure the holes in the grate are clear before I go to bed ( and also I use a remote nu-temp thermometer to monitor at bedside)...a coat hanger type device that you can poke up throught the holes works well or you can just shake it "GENTLY" with the ash tool from the bottom dont want to ash coat your butt tho... IMO[p]Wess

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