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Need help with my wife's Big Butt

TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 257
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
The wife brought home an 18 pound butt this afternoon.  18 pounds!  Figuring 1.5 to 2 hours per pound, 27 to 36 hours to cook this thing?  What if I bump the temp to 300...350?   Haven't done an overnighter yet...looks like I will now.

Monteagle, TN

one large and one small


  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,231
    Is it cryovac'd? It might be 2 pieces wrapped in one. Lol good title.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 8,217
    Is it cryovac'd? It might be 2 pieces wrapped in one. Lol good title.

    +1 with title-hope she doesn't check this out or who knows if you will ever need to worry about the cook!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,704
    lol great title.  It might even been a boneless shoulder.  Costco has boneless butts that size so just a guess.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    Wowzers! Even if it's not two couldn't you just cut it in half somehow.


  • ben4uncben4unc Posts: 14
    I like smoked butts and I cannot lie!
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Yes likely two in one pack. You can probably tell your wife her butt isn't as big as it looks. :-O
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,926

    I like smoked butts and I cannot lie!
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,102

    My butcher couldn't get much over 13 lbs so I agee, two maybe in one pack. I normally cook 8-10 lb butts. I feel doing the larger ones don't get as much flavor.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,921
    It's been nice knowing ya. ;)
    Large, small, and a mini
  • PhiliciousPhilicious Posts: 319
    Rub it good and inject it.
    Born and raised in NOLA. Now live in East TN.
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    So it was the package that made the butt look bigger...
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    edited July 2012

    Rub it good and inject it.

    +1........ Oh ny


  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,043

    Rub it good and inject it.

    I laughed out loud at this one.

    Mark Annville, PA
  • Smoker_GuruSmoker_Guru Posts: 372
    Rub it good and inject it.
    I laughed out loud at this one.
  • moose28moose28 Posts: 61
    Rub it good and inject it.
    I laughed out loud at this one.

    +2. That's funny.
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Rub it good and inject it.
    +1 It's a little for that!
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