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1st post 1st butt

I've been lurking since about a week before I purchased my LBGE which was been 3 weeks ago. After seeing the community here and all the good food cooked I just had to have one!! I've done quite a few cooks so far: ribs, pork loin, burgers, steaks, spathcock and beer but chicken. Today I decided on a butt or actually 2 of them!

I trimmed the fat down a little bit last night, lightly oiled them and put a very generous amount of my home made rub on them. In the fridge they went for the night. It's 5:30am here right now and I just lit the egg. Nothing like watching it stabilize with a nice sunrise!

I need them off by 3:30-4:00 so that's only around 8 hours... They are both 5.5 lbs each. After reading I may end up doing a semi turbo, 225 for the first 4 house because I have to go to work till noon, then crank them and foil when I get back.

Well anyways I wanted to say hi and see if I could get a picture posted from my Iphone! I'll post a couple pics when it's all done
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  • TurtleCreekTurtleCreek Posts: 140
    Can't wait to hear how the cook goes.  I'd rather make the people wait for great pulled pork, than be on time for okay pulled pork.  Sounds like you have it under control.  Keep us posted.  

    (Try to let them rest and cool down slowly before pulling them.)
  • +1 on rest. To me that is the most important part of a good butt. Get it up around 200-205 but then give it bare minimum one hour. I like to have at least two if I can. Man I love a good butt!
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,604
    Welcome aboard-and when you get close, check each one as they will finish at different times.  Best finish indicator is when the bone pulls with no resistance.  Enjoy the eats.
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    After they are foiled you can "kind of"(?) determine the finish time by adjusting the cooking temperature up or down.  But always include at least an hour for resting the meat.  Welcome Aboard.
  • Thanks for the advice everyone. So much to learn that I'll never be bored
  • Turned out pretty good. Was rushed so foiled and cranked to 325 for an hour. I feel it would have been more tender cooked 225 all the way but who knows. Either way the flavor was great and it was a big hit!! Now I'm enjoying a cigar and a few cold ones. Cooking on the egg has really been a good way to slow down and relax in life. I couldn't be happier with the back yard edition!
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  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 350
    Amd to that!!

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

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