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Help on cookin' a picnic .

Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
edited 8:31PM in EggHead Forum
I presently have 2 each 9.5lbs picnics on my large BGE. Started last night at 11:00pm. Cooked til 1:00pm at 194 degrees. internal temp now at 161. I've stoked BGE to 260. My question is "what now?"..just patients? I was reading that I need to get internal temp up to 200 to have pulled pork. Do i need to stoke egg temp higher? will I be able to eat it tonight? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


  • onelegchefonelegchef Posts: 119
    kick your fire up to 275-300. pull butts wrap in foil, add a little coca-cola and let cook for a couple more hours. when the butts get to 185-195 pull, let rest 30-45 minutes pull and enjoy.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,546
    you can get the temp up to 300 to get them done faster. next time do the cook at a higher temp, 194 is too low, you want 225 at the grill level atleast. the dome temp would be at 250 and those picnics would be just about done now

  • drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
    onelegchef,[p]I think 185 is pretty low for pulled pork.
    Ray Lampe Dr. BBQ
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks for the input. I thought that temp,194, was awful low. I read it on pg 53 3rd paragraph on link below. Not making excuses, But when the line read how difficult it is maintaining a 194 temp overnight....I just had to do it. Yes I know, its B-B-Q not E-G-O..LOL. Thanks for the help.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,546
    ive done that cook, thats a 22-24 hour cook for the picnic you have. there really is no reason to cook it that low. when i recomend those directions i always state that the dome should be kept at 250 degrees for the cook, a little higher towrds the end doesnt hurt it. those picnics will have more fat in them than a regular butt, but i like the flavor better from a slow cooked picnic.

  • BajaTomBajaTom Posts: 1,269
    Just got your new book today. I will look through it tonight. Good luck to you. Tom

  • drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
    Ray Lampe Dr. BBQ
  • SaucehogSaucehog Posts: 30
    What is a picnic?[p]Thanks,

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