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Call me crazy! 2 cases of butts in 2 days!

I have volunteered to do 2 cases of butts for the local volunteer fire company event this Saturday. I'll be using my BGE XL with a Guru DigiQ and an extender rack. I did a little research and am planning on a 22-24 hour cook time at 225 for 7 butts at a shot. I'm starting Thursday morning and reloading Friday morning. Any thoughts or suggestions other than I'm crazy!
BGE XL, BBQ Guru and Looftlighter Nazareth, PA
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  • That's awesome.  Never made that quantity so I can't add anything other than stock up on beer too.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

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  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 1,065
    I would cook them hotter than that.  275-300.


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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 8,997
    What's the event for if I may ask? That's a whole lotta protein! Sounds like a fun and possibly challenging cook. I know @DMW‌ recently did a bunch of BBs on his.
    LBGE 2012, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162
    @DMW just did a similar cook...
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 8,997
    @cazzy‌ great minds think alike. Lol. DMW was the first one that popped into my mind also. :-)
    LBGE 2012, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
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  • Jah60Jah60 Posts: 29

    What's the event for if I may ask? That's a whole lotta protein! Sounds like a fun and possibly challenging cook. I know @DMW‌ recently did a bunch of BBs on his.

    It's a meat ticket raffle they do every year. They are expecting around 500 people so it'll be get it while it lasts!
    BGE XL, BBQ Guru and Looftlighter Nazareth, PA
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 5,904
    Here's the one I did. I did 6 at a time in 2 batches, I'm certain I could have fit 7. Details are in the post. Let me know if you have any questions.
    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1163451/60-pounds-of-butts#latest
    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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  • freddyjfreddyj Posts: 126
    That's a HUGE cook, sounds like fun.
    Kamado Joe Big Joe, Classic & Junior
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527

    What's the event for if I may ask? That's a whole lotta protein! Sounds like a fun and possibly challenging cook. I know @DMW‌ recently did a bunch of BBs on his.

    He said in the op it was for the volunteer fire department. ..&#$@, read the post numb nuts.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,866
    Sounds about right.
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  • Jah60Jah60 Posts: 29
    I'll do my best to document as I go and hope for the best!
    BGE XL, BBQ Guru and Looftlighter Nazareth, PA
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 8,997
    edited May 2014
    henapple said:

    What's the event for if I may ask? That's a whole lotta protein! Sounds like a fun and possibly challenging cook. I know @DMW‌ recently did a bunch of BBs on his.

    He said in the op it was for the volunteer fire department. ..&#$@, read the post numb nuts.
    I was asking because my local FD does these and takes the food to the Quiggley House for battered women. I read the post I was just curious if it was for a local charity that's all.
    LBGE 2012, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,162

    henapple said:

    What's the event for if I may ask? That's a whole lotta protein! Sounds like a fun and possibly challenging cook. I know @DMW‌ recently did a bunch of BBs on his.

    He said in the op it was for the volunteer fire department. ..&#$@, read the post numb nuts.
    I was asking because my local FD does these and takes the food to the Quiggley House for battered women. I read the post I was just curious if it was for a local charity that's all.
    You got b-( b-(

    =))
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • Jah60Jah60 Posts: 29
    DMW said:
    Here's the one I did. I did 6 at a time in 2 batches, I'm certain I could have fit 7. Details are in the post. Let me know if you have any questions. http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1163451/60-pounds-of-butts#latest

    DMW, how did you hold the the first batch while doing the second? I'm thinking of leaving them foiled in zip locks in a 170 deg convection oven at the firehouse until batch 2 is done...any thoughts?
    BGE XL, BBQ Guru and Looftlighter Nazareth, PA
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 5,904
    Jah60 said:
    DMW said:
    Here's the one I did. I did 6 at a time in 2 batches, I'm certain I could have fit 7. Details are in the post. Let me know if you have any questions. http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1163451/60-pounds-of-butts#latest

    DMW, how did you hold the the first batch while doing the second? I'm thinking of leaving them foiled in zip locks in a 170 deg convection oven at the firehouse until batch 2 is done...any thoughts?
    I would think holding that long would dry it out. I pulled my first batch as soon as I loaded the second batch. Once it was pulled I put it in gallon zip lock bags and gave it a swim in an ice water bath to rapidly cool it. I then reheated it with coke on serving day.The second batch finished the morning of the event (was for lunch), so I just FTC'd until serving time.
    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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  • Why not just turbo them? Get both batches done same day.
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  • Jah60Jah60 Posts: 29
    DMW said:
    Jah60 said:
    DMW said:
    Here's the one I did. I did 6 at a time in 2 batches, I'm certain I could have fit 7. Details are in the post. Let me know if you have any questions. http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1163451/60-pounds-of-butts#latest

    DMW, how did you hold the the first batch while doing the second? I'm thinking of leaving them foiled in zip locks in a 170 deg convection oven at the firehouse until batch 2 is done...any thoughts?
    I would think holding that long would dry it out. I pulled my first batch as soon as I loaded the second batch. Once it was pulled I put it in gallon zip lock bags and gave it a swim in an ice water bath to rapidly cool it. I then reheated it with coke on serving day.The second batch finished the morning of the event (was for lunch), so I just FTC'd until serving time.

    Sorry DMW, newbie here! FTC'd?
    BGE XL, BBQ Guru and Looftlighter Nazareth, PA
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 5,904
    Foil Towel Cooler. If you have a high quality airtight cooler or Cambro holding box, you can skip the towels. For cheap leaky coolers (like I have) the towels keep airflow (cooling) to a minimum. If you preheat the coolers with hot water and warm the towels in a dryer first, you can hold your butts for quite awhile.
    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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  • Jah60Jah60 Posts: 29
    Thanks! I've used that method before but just wasn't familiar with the acronym.
    BGE XL, BBQ Guru and Looftlighter Nazareth, PA
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