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Butterflied Butt on the Large Egg

First time cooking a butterflied butt and using Oakridge BBQ's Secret Weapon rub.
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Draped it over an inverted V rack to fit in the Egg Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Butt before foiling: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Pulled after a 75 min rest in a warming drawer & mixed with a little Big Butz Cranberry BBQ sauce: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Today's sammy with leftovers: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Thanks for looking!
XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
Bay Area, CA

Comments

  • How much time did butterflying save you?
    Hendersonville, TN.
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,474
    edited October 2013
    The best part of a butterflied butt is twice the amount of bark and bark equals flavor.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 1,182
    Hey @R2Egg2Q, that looks great, thanks for posting. I'm trying to picture how you butterflied that butt. If I'm right the money muscle is right in the middle. Did you start from a boneless butt and unfold it like a map?

    Definitely getting a bookmark.

    Cheers
    B_B
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652

    How much time did butterflying save you?

    It started off as a 7 1/2 lb bone-in butt which I'd normally cook in about 7 hours. This one was done in 4 1/2 hrs. I expected it to be faster but not that fast.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652

    Hey @R2Egg2Q, that looks great, thanks for posting. I'm trying to picture how you butterflied that butt. If I'm right the money muscle is right in the middle. Did you start from a boneless butt and unfold it like a map?


    Definitely getting a bookmark.

    Cheers
    B_B
    It was a bone-in butt. I chose to butterfly in the direction I did so the money muscle sat in the middle thinking it would be protected better from direct heat. Turns out it got a little more heat & smoke being at the highest point. I was able to cut the money muscle out after the rest and slice it pretty cleanly despite it being taken to an IT over 200.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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