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Pork Butts

ron4fishron4fish Posts: 144
edited 3:48AM in EggHead Forum
My first overnight cook. Two 7.5 lb Butts rubbed with Dizzy Pig Swamp Venom. Put the Butts on about 10:00 pm Egg temp hovered between 225 and 260 in the morning around 7:00 it was at 210. The Butt Held at about 165 for a long time then this morning about 9:00 the Butts hit 195. Pulled them off at 196 double wrapped with foil put them in a cooler with towels. Everyone is coming over about 2:00. We will pull the pork around 1:00. The little piece I tried was real good and the Butt was very limp when I picked it up.


  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Those look picture perfect. And in this case limp is good. Heheheee.

    With enough insulation in the cooler (like newspaper balls or towels) the meat will stay hot a good long time. You could check it at noon to see if the foiled pouches need a 30 minute bump in the oven to keep it above 150°.

    If I were you, I'd wait for everyone to get there before doing any pulling. There is no better way to show off.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • eggsrgreateggsrgreat Posts: 86
    Looks really good. Bet they'll taste even better
  • ron4fishron4fish Posts: 144
    I will let you know. Will also post pictures of the pulled meat. Got potato rolls, slaw and chips, should be a good eat!! B)
  • Looks good. Did Rose find the cooler in the bathtub like I did last week for Mark's first pastrami? :S
  • Looks awesome.....
    I agree with thirdeye...WAIT until everyone is there AND THEN start won't be too hot, it WILL taste great AND you will look like the pitmaster you are... ;)

    I did the same thing 2 weeks ago, and pulled right in front of everyone and served, it was the best pulled pork any of us have ever had! Job well done!
  • ron4fishron4fish Posts: 144
    No she found it on the back porch on the chest freezer!!
  • ron4fishron4fish Posts: 144
    Pulled the meat out of the cooler at 2:00. It was so hot with the vinyl gloves on so it didn't cool much. This is one of two platters. Notice the little ends on the side for the cook!! ;)
  • Le Oeuf VertLe Oeuf Vert Posts: 512
    Looks good. Hope you didn't let anyone see you taking pictures of your food. :unsure: They will really think you are nuts.
  • ron4fishron4fish Posts: 144
    They already know I'm crazy!! :S
  • doubleapexdoubleapex Posts: 61
    How did it taste??? :)

    smoking my first butt tomorrow morning...!!!
  • ron4fishron4fish Posts: 144
    It tasted GREAT!!!! Held in the cooler for almost 5 hours.
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