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Beautiful Butt...I hope...I have a Question

sbunkersbunker Posts: 38
edited 4:04AM in EggHead Forum
First, is anyone up this time of night? I am ready to call it a night. I have had the butt on the egg since about 8:30. I rubbed, mustarded, and injected these last night. I have two 6lb butts on the egg. I am smoking with pecan. I have the placesetter upside down sitting on the top ring with a drip pan sitting 1/4 inch off. The grill sits on the drip pan so it puts the butt about an inch above the lower gasket. About an hour ago I put apple cider in the drip pan. I heard of people putting beer in the pan, but I would rather drink it. I have a steady temp of 250. Can I go to bed? Im on beer 8 right now. I was concerned I may have done to much, all at once this time. Who knows what I will end up with.


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  • PharmeggistPharmeggist Posts: 1,191
    I did a a 6lb butt on wed. Night at 8:30pm CST and had the egg dome temp pegged at 250 it went all night till 4:00pm CST using BGE lump and I pulled the Butt at internal temp of 190 double wrapped in foil let it rest for one hour had it for dinner THursday and tonight :) I would go to bed if everything looks good. I did wake up at 4:30 am because of a bathroom break... no worries :silly: I didn't even open the dome once B)
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i agree with pharmeggist go on to bed although i would check it sometime tonight.if your temp drops then get a coat hanger and bend it so you can clear out any ash in your bottom grate holes..

    good luck ;)

    happy eggin


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  • Set your alarm for every two/three hours to peak at the temperature. I did my first pork butt cook last weekend and I slept on the couch so my alarm didn't wake the wife. Best of luck!!
    P.S. you could always stay up and keep beering and egging.
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Go grab some sack time. I'd set the alarm and check it in a few hours. Have everything prepped to take it off in case it finishes in the early hours. No sense in looking for foil,coolers and platters at 5:30am,it'd just wake you up.
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    I know my status is a newbie on the forum, but I am married to Bubba Tim, and a chef. You may want to drop your temp to 210-220, then go to bed. You want long and slow (smoke), right? (We ALL want long and slow....get ur brain out of the gutter.) :laugh:
    My 2 cents.... Sleep well, until about 5 am when you must check the egg. Advice....get the fan from BBQ Guru. Problems solved in the future for $100.

    Good luck!
  • StitchesStitches Posts: 102
    I betting you ended up with so mighty fine fine pulled pork. How did everything go?
  • Is this what you are talking about Michelle? I could not find a fan for the BGE on Fred's site
  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 882
    No need for an alarm...he said he was on his 8th beer! Should be up a couple o' times gettin rid of that stuff. Can check the Egg then. :) :)
  • update,

    I got up at 5:00 and the temp was down to that point I opened the egg to get the temp back up. It took about an hour to get back to 225-250....internal temp this morning was 140...its at 153 now.....I just removed the daisy wheel and looked at it....It has a lot of fine juices running around on top of the real burnt spots...just dark golden this point I wait....the beer drinking toady starts at 12:00 while im waiting for the UGA game to start...

    Go Dawgs !!!!!!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    210 is pushing it for a newbie. 250 is great for an overnight, then slow it down or speed it up in the morning as needed....

    most large eggs cruise easily at 250
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  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    If you are talking Grate temp you are right. If you are talking Dome you are way too low.

    250 will give you a grate them of 220-230. As stike said the egg seems to like 250 Dome.
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