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What is medium sized egg

Hi fellow eggheads. I recently got a Medium size green egg and wanted to cook to pork butts on it. But I'm afraid that I will run out of charcoal.
Does anyone have an idea or any advice, it would be appreciated.



  • The heading is supposed to be what is the medium sized egg's max cook time?
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,190
    I haven't done a low and slow yet but i have done 3 400 degree cooks and haven't had to put more lump in the chamber yet.  I've heard stories of 15-16 hours but no experience myself.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,751
    21 hours between 225 to 235. I still had lump leftover. Meat was done, not the egg.

    Load the lump up to nearly the top of the fire ring.
  • I've done 8-10 hours at ~350 back when I had the medium.
    Large BGE & mini stepchild & a KJ Jr.
    The damp PNW 
  • LitLit Posts: 4,350
    You won't have any issues I have done 2 good sized shoulders in my small. Just fill it to the top of the fire ring and tour good.
  • Max232Max232 Posts: 76
    edited January 2013
    I've done about ten butts on my medium, 16-18 hour cooks at 225-235. Only ran out once when I got greedy and didn't fill the lump to the top of the fire ring.

    Stereo egging w/ xl and med eggs! BBQ guru


  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    Important for you to understand that cooking two butts will be very close to the time it takes to cook one butt.

    Fill it up to the fire ring and you will have plenty of fuel.
  • I've maxed out at 26 hours of low-and-slow off of one load of lump filled to the top of the fire ring on my medium.
    Chicago, Illinois
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,215
    Longest has been 12 hours at 250, with enough lump left that 15-18 would be possible. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Lit said:
    You won't have any issues I have done 2 good sized shoulders in my small. Just fill it to the top of the fire ring and tour good.

    Yep.  I've done 2 9lbers and cookled over 20 hours on a load of Wicked Good.  You'll have to stand the butts up on their side, but the Medium can certanily handle it.

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

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