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58lbs of pork butt follow-up

Fire WalkerFire Walker Posts: 233
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum

To recap events of the past cook. On Wednesday my brother in-law asked me if it wouldn't be to much trouble if I would cook some pork butts for him, without thinking I said sure no problem. to paraphrase a line from Uncle Buck "for an imposition this big one can only ask a family member". I should have asked the three major questions before saying yes. Who, what and when. The who was my brother-in-laws sons entire Football team= 90members, the what was a parent player diner and the when was Thursday night not in a week but tomorrow. That night my brother-in-law shows up at 7:00pm with 58lbs of boneless pork butts=8 and all the ingredients for Coleslaw, Rub and my special sauce. The fire was built and the butts where on and sauce made by 10:00pm, dinners is at 5:30pm the next day. The butts where done at 11:00am, I cooked them at a temp higher temp than normal 240 degrees fearing that they wouldn’t be done in time. Double wrapped them in foil and put them in a cooler with warm towels. When we pulled them at 5:00 they still were so hot you couldn’t handle them with bare hands. At 6:00 the on slot ensued, those boys can really eat, some came back 3 and 4 times, it was mayhem by 7:30 we ran out of everything, thank God we had 2 big Costco slab cakes.

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  • 90 high school boys.... Yea I bet you ran out! 1/2 pound a serving doesn't apply to a 16 year old football player!! Nice cook man!


  • Very nice...#3 picture is the money shot.  After this cooking at a fest will a walk in the park.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • Awesome cook and love the Uncle Buck quote. Great job.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 842
    Looks great, can't imagine anyone going home hungry.  Now what are the next parents going to do to top your spread, you are making life tough for them.

  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,803
    Very nicely done. No left overs, the boys (wolfs, lol) eat till it is all gone. That tells you that you did something fantastic. How many thermometers did you use?
  • Two plus a Digi Q2 and lots of bambo stix to seperate the butts
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