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Boston Butt going on for overnight cook

I'll be up baby sitting for a while.

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 22,687
    r2davis65
    Good luck. How you doing your cook? What temp? What kind of wood? Pulled or diced?

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
  • r2davis65r2davis65 Posts: 131
    Indirect with apple juice/water under grid in drip tray. Using v-rack to hold butt on the grid. Apple wood chunks with a few oak tossed in. Will keep temp around 235.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 22,687
    r2davis65
    Let us know how it turns out. I baby sat a 15 pound pork shoulder all day and it wasnt even for me. I cooked it for a friend.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 11,738
    Enjoy the ride-and as noted by @SGH- the cook is the best part even if you don't reap the results-at least for me. Late Saturday and the BGE-pretty good deal!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood.
  • r2davis65r2davis65 Posts: 131
    Boston Butt went on the Egg at 1130 last night and I sat up watching temp until falling asleep about 2:00 a.m. Woke up around 6:30 to check and temp was hovering about 215. Making a few adjustments to raise temp back to 225-235. BGE worked all night while I snoozed away.
  • r2davis65r2davis65 Posts: 131
    Added apple juice to drip pan after 9 hours. Internal temp at 152. Making progress.
  • r2davis65r2davis65 Posts: 131
    Long cook. Took over 17 hours to get 190 internal temp. Family was hungry after 90 minutes of FTC so we started pulling. First bone in butt I've cooked. Is longer time normal? It was about 7 1/2 lbs.
  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 598
    Seems like it took a little longer than my usual cooks, but as they say each piece of meat is different.
    Looks great!
    Edina, MN

  • SGHSGH Posts: 22,687
    Budgeezer said:
    Seems like it took a little longer than my usual cooks, but as they say each piece of meat is different.
    Looks great!
    Just one point. If you have not been cooking over a water pan in previous cooks I want to point out using a water pan will increase cooking time by a large margin. I use and like a water pan some meats but again it does increase cooking time. Food looks great my friend.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
  • r2davis65r2davis65 Posts: 131
    Looking back, I probably didn't allow enough time to defrost. It was a butt we bought a few weeks back and put in the freezer.
  • QDudeQDude Posts: 649
    No need for water pan in the egg!

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

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