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General Question most of you, I have cooked countless amounts of butts on my Egg.  I have cooked them anywhere between 13-17 hours at 225.  I always pull them around 195 degrees.  I always let the meat tell me when its done.  It always turns out awesome.  Again, like most of you, I also watch Food Network and Cooking channel.  I noticed tonight on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives a guy from Memphis cooked his butts at 225 for 8 hours.  It looked awesome.  This is not the first time I have seen this either.  I have noticed others doing similar things as well.  What gives??  Am I way off base or missing something here???


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,141
    How did he cook them? He probably crutched them through the stall. I bet they just didn't show it.
  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 929
    I was wondering the same thing. Lots of pork on that show in ovens with shorter times, but this was on a smoker. It certainly looked done...
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  • chumdogchumdog Posts: 39
    Agreed....Probably a lot of TV magic we are not seeing.
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    I saw the episode I think. Looked like he it was semi braised
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,127
    If it's on DD&D, I will never see it. As soon as I see Fieddie's name come up, I change the channel. Doesn't matter to what.
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  • gabrieggergabriegger Posts: 432
    Years in the television production industry I can see one thing - editing.

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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,308
    edited July 2013


    General Question here with your answer.  You're not missing a thing.  "Countless amounts of butts" to quote you should give you the confidence to know you've got a good thing going.  Why would something you see on TV make you second guess yourself?

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