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First Turbo Butt

I have just acquired a 6.55 lb Boston Butt from Publix and stopped at Kroger for some Bad Byron's.  I plan to start tomorrow morning in order to have ready for dinner.  What is the popular opinion on trimming the fat cap?  Also, how long before placing on Egg would you apply rub?

I will follow up with pictures.  This is the maiden voyage of my thermapen and AR.  SWMBO'd will be getting some shoes for this I feel sure.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,271
    + or - an hour. I put BR then mustard and more BR.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Mickey said:
    + or - an hour. I put BR then mustard and more BR.
    Thank you sir.  Do you trim the fat cap? 
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    What do you consider "dinner time"?  I would leave the fat cap and remove the fat during the pulling process.
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  • What do you consider "dinner time"?  I would leave the fat cap and remove the fat during the pulling process.
    My plan is to shoot for eating about 6:00 or 6:30.  I am hoping to be able to start around 11. 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,271
    What Charlie said.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    You can go ahead and rub now and throw it in the fridge. Also I place the fat side down on the grid.

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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I cooked two 8 pound butts last weekend and started them at 9:30 AM, butts went into the cooler for their rest period at 5:00 PM.  I would start them earlier and have them in the cooler - "cooked", rested and ready to pull and serve.  You know the rest period can hold the finished butt for four or five hours..  This allows you to have a cold beverage and relax BEFORE dinner.. 
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  • I cooked two 8 pound butts last weekend and started them at 9:30 AM, butts went into the cooler for their rest period at 5:00 PM.  I would start them earlier and have them in the cooler - "cooked", rested and ready to pull and serve.  You know the rest period can hold the finished butt for four or five hours..  This allows you to have a cold beverage and relax BEFORE dinner.. 
    I like the way you think
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    PS:  Don't forget to post some pictures ! :)]
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