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overcooking a butt?

newsensenewsense Posts: 32
edited 6:04PM in EggHead Forum
How long can I leave my 8-pound butt in the heated egg (225-250) after it has reached 205 degrees? The butt is at 197 right now, and I expect it will reach 205 within an hour or so, but we are not planning to eat for about six hours. I know I can wrap the meat and put it in a cooler for about three hours (I've done it before), but how long can it stay in the egg without drying out?[p]


  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    <p />newsense,
    FWIW, you can keep that butt in the cooler more like 5-6 hours if you want. See my page below:[p]TNW

    [ul][li]Holding Meat In A Cooler[/ul]
    The Naked Whiz
  • I am also curious if the temp of the egg can be cranked down to 200 degrees when the butt has reached 190 in order to use the egg as a warmer, without drying out the butt?[p]Mine is at 189 now and we don't eat until 6PM. I would at least like to stretch the cook until the butt can make it to 6PM in a cooler. We are eating at a cabin with no electricity for a re-heat. Has anyone done this and if so, what were the results?[p]Thanks,

  • BunkyRubBunkyRub Posts: 52
    The Naked Whiz,
    Will wrapping the meat in aluminum foil work similar to a towel?

  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    Bunky Rub,[p]Not wanting to put words in the mouth of the Whiz, I think he probably meant wrapped in foil and then insulated by a towel. If you put it directly in a towel you better use the one that your wife really really hates because you'll never use it again for anything.
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