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First cook on the new XL... 60lbs of pork!!!

jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
edited January 2014 in EggHead Forum
I wanted to break in "big Bertha" right... so I got several of my family members to purchase boston butts and allow me to cook them. I ended up with 7 butts all right at 8.5lbs (some were a little more). Put them on tonight rubbed with yellow mustard and BBBR... Cooking at 250 with the DigiQ, so I am hoping they finish tomorrow evening. This was one heavy AR. I loaded it up in the kitchen then carried the whole thing to the egg.

I'll post pics when finished!

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LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • flemsterflemster Posts: 258
    What a great maiden voyage! Congrats. Good luck
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  • You jumped into that thing with both feet! Awesome first cook in it!
    Nowhere Indiana
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  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 283
    damn.... how big is your family?!?!?
    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA
    or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
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  • roblewroblew Posts: 77
    Wow that is awesome. Great first cook.
    Ringgold GA LBGE
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  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,091
    jtippers said:
    I wanted to break in "big Bertha" right... so I got several of my family members to purchase boston butts and allow me to cook them. I ended up with 7 butts all right at 8.5lbs (some were a little more). Put them on tonight rubbed with yellow mustard and BBBR... Cooking at 250 with the DigiQ, so I am hoping they finish tomorrow evening. This was one heavy AR. I loaded it up in the kitchen then carried the whole thing to the egg.

    I'll post pics when finished!

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    I believe the lesson here is "I got several of my family members to purchase boston butts and allow me to cook them"

    I wish I was that smart.

    Great looking butts.

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    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

    And your are correct, Texas Red has no Beans



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  • I'm assuming your family enjoys Pulled Pork
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 5,409
    Nice way to break in the XL! I would love to find a reason to do that much at once.
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA
    XL BGE - S BGE - Blackstone Pizza Oven - 30" Steel Fire Pit w/Cooking Grid - Hasty Bake Legacy - KJ Jr - Gasser
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Great way to break in a new Egg! :-bd
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 2,118
    That's one way to break in a XL.  Enjoy the fruits of your labor!!!
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,398
    Nice job! I pulled the same stunt with my first butt cook on my XL, only did 4 though.
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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  • Spin your Adjustable Rig 180degrees so that vertical center brace is to the back of the grill & it doesn't get in your way. This will also be necessary when doing cooks where you slide the racks/grates in and out.
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
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  • Holy butts, Batman!   Can't imagine pulling that many butts...my hands got tired today just pulling two of 'em.  Nice cook...gotta get me an XL someday.
    XL, LBGE, Adjustable Rig
    Greenfield, IN
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 5,409
    You might need one of these to pull that much pork.
    http://www.porkpuller.com
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA
    XL BGE - S BGE - Blackstone Pizza Oven - 30" Steel Fire Pit w/Cooking Grid - Hasty Bake Legacy - KJ Jr - Gasser
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  • DMW said:
    You might need one of these to pull that much pork. http://www.porkpuller.com
    There. You. Go.  !!   Gotta get one now!


    XL, LBGE, Adjustable Rig
    Greenfield, IN
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  • DMW said:
    You might need one of these to pull that http://www.porkpuller.com
    I on another site somewhere where someone bought a cast iron floor drain grate, some bolts, and a piece of all thread to make one of those types of pullers
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,379
    Wow, what an impressive maiden voyage ... now tell your folks they need a bag of lump to redeem each cooked butt  :))
    Vaughan, ON
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  • Looking forward to seeing the result. Assuming you are doing indirect, couldn't tell from the photo.
    Alan in LA (Lower Alabama that is)
    "If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before!" 
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 1,934
    That's a beautiful sight.

    Check to make sure that the dome thermo isn't getting pushed into the meat when closing the lid.  Just an FYI from my experience.
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio

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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
    Update:

    It ran out of charcoal sometime between 6 & 9 this morning. I had filled it up to the top of the fire ring last night, so I wasn't expecting that. The meat was at 158 IT when I found it, so I filled it back up and re-lit. Now we're cooking again...
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • Seems odd, what kind of lump are you using?
    Large BGE Middletown, MD
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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
    Royal Oak
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • jtippers said:

    Royal Oak

    This is exactly what I used and a full load burned for 6 hours when I did my last brisket. They were tiny pieces and I knew I was screwed from the get go!
    Nowhere Indiana
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