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Another Pork Butt on the Mini... (w/Pics)

I have been itching to do this ever since i got my Mini... Its a 4lb bone in butt coated with mustard and BBBR. I plan to cook at 350 until IT is 160, then wrap in foil to get to 200. Pretty basic turbo cook.

Egg setup is the Woo ring with 8" pizza stone from Amazon wrapped in foil. The butt was tall enough that I had to remove the dome thermometer and use the Maverick. Hoping to have a juicy butt for supper...

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Thanks for looking,

-Josh
SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
Location: Jasper, Georgia

Comments

  • Good luck with that Butt I'm going to be on standby watching this cook keep the pics coming 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    Just wrapped with foil... we are at 169 IT now. Gettin closer!
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,905
    Nice
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,651
    Go mini go! Are you using a drip pan? The couple of times I did a turbo butt, they seemed to sweat like crazy, but those were larger cuts.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    edited December 2013
    No drip pan... It didn't sweat at all until I wrapped with foil. I just unwrapped it and put it back on the grill. It was at 190 IT. Hoping it will form a little bark in the last 10 degrees or so without the foil... 
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    Well, the Green Egg gods are trying my patience today...

    After I unwrapped the butt and put it back on the Egg, the IT immediately started falling. down to 183 now and holding... Its got to start coming back up eventually...
    :-w
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,651
    My past attempts probably sweat that much because I didn't wrap. That explains it. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    Alrighty... This was my first butt on the mini, so I will call it a learning experience. This particular butt was only 4lbs and the first one I have ever cooked that wasn't whole. On the whole it was good, but there were parts of it that were way overdone, then there were parts of it that wouldn't pull. I am not sure whether to attribute this to the smaller butt or slightly fluctuating temps in the Mini (I had a hard time controlling the temp. Ranged from 315-400.) In any case, I chopped it up and it was still pretty good. Without further banter from me, here are the pics:

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    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • jtippers it looks good from here and it has a nice smoke ring 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,651
    yup - i'll take a plate over here.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Nice

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • what is the attachment that is holding the probe monitoring the grid temp.? good looking cook. Thank you, Phil
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    edited December 2013
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,382
    Nice work...have a few mini butts under my belt.
    Seattle, WA
  • jtippers said:
    Well, the Green Egg gods are trying my patience today...

    After I unwrapped the butt and put it back on the Egg, the IT immediately started falling. down to 183 now and holding... Its got to start coming back up eventually...
    :-w

    Not BGE gods just plain ole science. Wrapping in foil keeps in the moisture and when you put the cut back on the egg the temp drop because of evaporation of the liquid.
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • Question did you run with the bottom vent opened the entire cook? Just wondering.
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • Thanks. Phil
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    edited December 2013
    I ran the bottom vent about half closed most of the time.
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

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