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another butt ???

cooksomecooksome Posts: 88
edited 12:12AM in EggHead Forum
Yea I'm new . I have two 7.5lb. butts on now they have cooked @ 200 for 7hrs. and have a internal temp of 180 is this normal? and do I pull theme off now or leave another 7-8 hours? Thanks.

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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    let them alone until the internal temp gets to 195-200 and then throw in a cooler for a couple hours ;)

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • cooksomecooksome Posts: 88
    why did they cook so fast or did they?
    I was expeting 1.5-2hrs. per pound?
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i think you may need to calibrate your thermometer

    here is a link

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm#calibrate

    because 200 sounds low!!!

    it is a real easy fix... you are proabably cooking higher than you think.. so take this as a learning eggsperience...



    when you smoke.. the meat only takes so much smoke so deep so you may not have gotten a deep smoke flavor.. compare it to the next one you do... you really cannot screw up a butt.... we had one wackjob come in here and tell us all we were stupid for cooking a butt so long... however i have not had a badd butt come off my egg yet... BTW the only bad butt is one that makes others sick :sick:


    ;)

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • cooksomecooksome Posts: 88
    Thanks I will check the gauge.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    if it is right your progress will slow dramaticly {sp} because the butt will start rendering all the "stuff" from the inside... and it will naturally slow the closer you get to your dome temp ;)


    if you get real worried about time send me a email with your phone # i can slur alot better than i can type :pinch: :blush: :)

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • cooksomecooksome Posts: 88
    :) I will check it tomorrow And get back if it is right.
    Thanks agian
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    don't go to sleep on it without setting your alarm for a couple hours


    i would hate to see your fire go out or you to wake up tomorrow morning and your butt reading 215 internally... or worse yet your fire going out and your butt in the danger zone and you making people sick :sick:

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • cooksomecooksome Posts: 88
    it turn out fine cooked for 8.5hrs internal reached 190 it just cooked faster than figured. Thanks alot
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