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first butt

ptrptr Posts: 24
edited 8:09AM in EggHead Forum
made my first butt on the egg the night befor last. it turned great, the best one i have ever done.
i was however, surprized that i had to reload the lump about half way through the 15 hour cook.(225 degrees) just for fun i had tried to see how long i could hold temp on some previous cooks, i have gotten about 12+ hours at a higher temp.(250-270 degrees) with the butt i did use the competitor from the bbqguru, would that make that much of a difference in fuel burn?

also, any hints on freezing left over butt?

Comments

  • civil eggineercivil eggineer Posts: 1,547
    I have a medium so it holds less lump. About the longest cooking time I have achieved is 12 hours at 250 dome temp. That was with filling lump to the middle of the fire ring (above the fire box). I usually just pop it into the oven for the remainder of the cook. I am sure many will challenge this but that has been my experience using Royal Oak (USA) lump.
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