Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Butts on XL

ChefBubbaChefBubba Posts: 10
edited July 2012 in Pork
How many butts will fit on a XL without multiple levels?


  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,999
    More than you can eat.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • ChefBubbaChefBubba Posts: 10
    i need it to be more than 60 high school football players can eat. hoping to do 5 or 6 next weekend
  • setdahooksetdahook Posts: 221
    I did six bone in butts plus a dutch oven of beans and a few hot that we wanted for lunch I normally figure about four meals per butt for four. 
  • ChefBubbaChefBubba Posts: 10
    built 2 uds smokers a few years ago and graduated this week to an xl bge Cooked 2 butts last night as practice before nexts week's 6 butt cook. i left the kill plug in the guru and i didnt realize it until the morning. i had built my fire with 2 starter cubes and had got the fire to 210 ish before leaving it. at 3 am, not being able to sleep i checked it and it was at 185. at 7 am (when i discovered the plug) it was at 165. lesson learned, the butts ended up fine and i got my first cook in
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,049
    I did four this weekend for a party of 35.  Just under 30 pounds of Boston Butt.  Served with buns so I had one and a half left over.  Based on my math, you should be able to feed about 60 as long as you serve the pulled pork on buns.  Even though they were lightly seasoned, they had an excellent bark after 22 hours of low and slow.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.