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Boston Butt - final hours (minutes ???) - Quick Question !!!

WalterWalter Posts: 67
edited 4:45AM in EggHead Forum
8lb. Mr. Piggy has been on for 21 hours now at around 210* dome temp. Meat temp at 176* - How high can I crank the dome temp to safely bring it to completion?
Thanks,
Walter

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,342
    Walter,
    275 to 300. Have fun!
    NB

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  • WalterWalter Posts: 67
    Nature Boy,
    Thanks... 290* at the moment... just trying to keep it stable. I can't remember - how long do those last 20* usually take?
    Thanks,
    Walter

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,342
    Walter,
    Prolly an hour or so. Ya never know though.
    Enjoy the sammiches.
    NB

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  • WalterWalter Posts: 67
    Nature Boy,
    Sauce is simmerin', slaw is chillin', piggy's almost done... even the rain today won't ruin our party!
    Walter

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  • WalterWalter Posts: 67
    Nature Boy,
    I'll see what I can do :) Looks like the fire is on its last legs... If I can't get the Butt to 200* how close is close enough?
    Walter

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  • JethroJethro Posts: 495
    walter,[p]I am not sure of exact temps, but I do know 190 is ok. If it has a bone in and you feel that it would easily pull out it is done regardless of temp.[p]If needed finish up this last bit in the oven, no one will ever know the difference - if you don't tell.[p]Jethro
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  • WalterWalter Posts: 67
    Jethro,
    194* on the meat... 250* on the dome and dropping. It has a bone, but I don't want to open the Egg and check. If the dome keeps dropping and the meat doesn't change I'll just take it off and wrap it up for an hour or so.
    Thanks,
    Walter

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  • JethroJethro Posts: 495
    walter,[p]I'd bet your done at 194, no need to keep cookin.[p]Jethro
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  • walter, those few extra degrees can take nearly all day. I have never rushed it, except for increasing Egg temp, and mine have always been supreme. Don't cut corners and pull the meat before it gets to the magic 200.

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  • walter, if you lift one end of your table and jar the coals, usually that will allow good coals to fall into the hot ones and keep your temp going. If you pull it out too early, your reputation will be shot and you will never be able to get another date. :) Just kidding, but wrapping in foil for an hour or maybe a little less has always done me good. Let us know how it turned out.

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  • WalterWalter Posts: 67
    K.O.C.,
    Wish I had a table to tilt... didn't even try to shake the Egg in the wheeled stand - good idea though. Pulled it off at 197 and there were barely enough coals left to roast a marshmallow. Wrapped in foil and pulled about a third of it 30 minutes later - Mmmmm good. Put the rest in a cooler wrapped in foil and towels. Came home from Hockey practice and pulled the rest... sampling as I went - even better than what we had before practice.[p]Then the wife tried mixing the pork with some plain white rice and a little butter - turned out great. Since the MNF party was postponed, we'll be eating some GOOOOOOOD leftovers for quite a few days :)[p]Walter

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  • BobbyGBobbyG Posts: 67
    Walter,
    I did a Butt a couple of weeks ago (my first one). It turned out great, but I took it off too early for the meat to actually "pull". Do you have a minute to tell me your process?? One thing I see is that it's a 20+hour process. How hard was it to keep the BGE at the 210 mark on the thermometer. Thanks a bunch, Bob.

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