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First Butt - Success!

Hi All,

I finished my first butt, and I must say it exceeded all of my expectations!

8.5 pounds, cooked for 16 hours at 225 dome, pulled at 200 internal. I started it late evening on Friday and it was done for dinnertime Saturday.

Thumbs up from all guests!

-- Josh


  • Looks great. Congrats!
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,439
    Looks great and sounds like a successful first butt. Good job. I've done a number of butts at 225 with great results and some very long cook times. Most recently have bumped up the temp to 275 or so with good results as well.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • Good on you. It does feel good when the guest comment positively. And on your first attempt. You are well on your way. Congradulations
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  • 16 hrs????? Wow that seems like a very long time for a 9 lb butt even at 225. Looks good though
  • ttexxan said:
    16 hrs????? Wow that seems like a very long time for a 9 lb butt even at 225. Looks good though
    Well, I did read that 1.5-2 hours per pound at that temp was normal, so it came in at just under 2 hours/pound.

    Most of the "bad butt" reports I had read on the forum seemed due to pulling too early, so I made a point of ensuring it was 200 degrees throughout.
  • A butt takes as long to cook as it takes. Reason you have to have a Thermopen to check it, course you can pull the bone and if it falls out it's done. Looks like you did a good job, congratulations!

    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • BRush00BRush00 Posts: 364
    TorontoBBQer - if your name was 'Calgary', I would think that you were secretly my wife taking pictures (and credit for) my Friday night/Saturday cook!


    Good job.

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  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 266
    Nice going, eh!  And, great call for keeping it on the egg until you hit the right temp! 
    XL BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
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