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Need help

Is this piece of peach wood too big/too much? I am smoking two 8 lbs butts for noon tomorrow. What temp should I shoot for to have them done in time to have a rest before pulling? I am using WGWW. Any other last min words of encouragement would be great. This will be my first overnight cook. I have my fingers crossed. The peach is about 14 inches long and 2 inches in diameter a have an xl egg. Thanks to all who can reply.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,300
    edited March 2013
    Peach is pretty mild and butts can take a lot of smoke. Think you will be ok. With WW lump you need to make sure it is well lit and stable temps for at least an hour, I would go two if you have time, before you put the meat on. Good luck!. I do butts at 250* and allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours per pound

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Sounds like you should be alright with a "low and slow"  -  220 to 250 degrees - timewise!  And you can always hold it in the rest period for more time if you need it ??
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 1,070
    Cut it up into 2-3 inch segments

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  • FiremanyzFiremanyz Posts: 572
    What should my dome temp be if I want a grate temp of 250.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,300
    The whole dome grate thing only applies to the first hour or so. You will be cooking long enough that they will equalise. Go for 250 or 275. Lots of folks are doing them hotter and foiling now. I haven't tried it but some serious cooks are doing it and raving about it. Search turbo butts if you are interested

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,236
    edited March 2013
    As LS says-any temperature (if measured by an accurate thermo) is a measure of what is happening inside the BGE.  Dome/grate/DFMT/hinge area etc temp is just a point of reference.  FWIW-almost all temps mentioned here are dome (as that is the one thermo all BGE's have) unless said otherwise.  That said, the higher the temperature (by whatever measurement) the shorter the cook time. As you know, foil can speed the cook along with raising the cook temperature if things are behind schedule.  Start your cook early and plan to finish 2-3 hours before serving time.  If they actually finish early then use the foil, towels and cooler (FTC) to hold til ready to pull.  And each butt will finish at its own pace and can be several hours different than the other.  Enjoy the journey-it's the best part.
    Louisville
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