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First Butts on the BGE

pigpartspigparts Posts: 1
Just purchased a XL Egg three weeks ago. I have cooked butts before but this is my first attempt on my Egg. I started them at 7:00 pm last night. It took about an hour to adjust everything just right. I kept my eye on it for about three hours to make sure nothing would change and then set the alarm on the Maverick and went to bed. I woke up at around 5:00 am to find everything was going great; meat @ 160 and Egg holding steady at 235 grate temperature. Do not know what it looks like since I have not picked in. Attached is a picture when they first went on. Will update when done.
XL BGE, Northwest Florida


  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,246
    Sometimes I wish I bought the xl. Look at the room. Can't wait to hear how they come out
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    looks good nice start 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • I just did a couple yesterday. Took them off at 190 internal temperature. Wrap them in foil and stick them in a cooler for 2-3 hours. The meat fell off the phone. Enjoy!
  • pigpartspigparts Posts: 1
    After a full 18 hours the internal temperature hit 190, removed and wrapped in foil for good rest.
    Just tried a sample it is better than I had expected. 

    I dried rubbed with butt rub 6 hours before I put them on and used about eight hickory chunks mixed in with the lump charcoal.
    XL BGE, Northwest Florida
  • texbaggertexbagger Posts: 90
    If it tastes good to you then that's what matters.  Experiment with other methods, but if so good you can barely stand it, don't change much! LOL
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