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Turbo pork butt question

grillingunnergrillingunner Posts: 104
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
I am kind of confused. The last butt I smoked using the turbo method cooked at about 350 for 7.5 hours. It was only 5.5 lbs. I just put on two 9 pounders last night thinking they would take about an 1.5 hour per pound. I woke up this morning and the egg is sitting rock solid at 300 and one of the butts was at 193 and the other at 187. They had both only been on about 6 hours. Does this sound like they are cooking way to fast? I hope they turn out well because they are for my sons first birthday. I am planning on pulling them at 200 internal temp.


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,604
    edited September 2012
    First rule-believe your calibrated indications-so if your thermo is on then what you are experiencing is " no two hunks of meat behave the same", although consider yourself lucky that the two butts are so close in temp.  That said, I have seen butts (at around your dome temp) rocket from 40 to 185 (6 hours) then take 3 more to get to the low 190's.  Patience is the watchword-that and finish temp.  Enjoy the end results.
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • Thanks for the info. I used the method. I am going to leave them in the foil and warm them up a little right before the guest arrive. Pics to follow
    LBGE And MINI Egg
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