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cooking a butt direct

fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,258
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
cooked one direct this weekend just to see what would happen, also went fishing to see if fish could be caught during hurricane hannah . these were both great ideas, the storm really brought the fish up and it was a blast, sorry i didnt take a fish pic as the water was just too warm to take the time for a pic and release them unharmed. anyways heres the cook, used less lump than usual, could have used a third less and the egg easily burned at 225 for16 hours (very little lump gets used during a direct low and slow compaired to the same cook direct.
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8 pound boneless butt with very little fat, next time i will use a fattier piece as the fat dripping into the hot lump posed NO problems at these temps
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hurricane hannah, or what was left of here, my legs are feeling the pain of a rocking boat this morning

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butts been basted with a vinegar hot pepper and lemon baste with thai and cayenne pepper added as well as some firewalk, thank you azrp for the baste recipe i did kick this up with some heat though, not bad
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i took a pic of the leftover lump to show how little was used for this cook, thats 16 hours at 225 degree dome
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off the egg for an hour in the cooler
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i big chunck of cherry and a hanful of mesquite chips and it was good, next time i find a butt with thwe bone

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