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Get ready to turn up the heat as we dive into August. While there are only a few weeks left to perfect those tailgate recipes, summer isn’t over yet! Two things we’ll be making this month are Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops and Bell Pepper Kabobs. Then, relax after a cookout with a cool dessert cooked on your EGG - Ice Cream Sandwiches! You can mix and match your favorite cookie flavors with ice cream flavors. Simple, yet delicious!

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9:09 PM

Dirty1Dirty1 Posts: 42
edited 2:33AM in EggHead Forum
I have had the LBGE for only a couple weeks and extending my learinings beyond Baby Backs. And by reading the forum I am not the first to try a pork butt for the first time this weekend. At 9:09 I put it on. Rub, some mustard and brown sugar was the recipe. I have it hanging at 230. Plan on monitoring for a while to make sure it hangs in the 220-250 range. I am glad I went out and bought a galvanized vent cap as we are finally getting some summer like weather here in Orlando. I will post as I go, and hopefully not for emergency advice. Happy Memorial Day everyone, be Safe.


  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Good luck with it, I'm putting a couple 8 lb ones on in a little bit. I would suggest you keep it closer to 250 dome temp, its the biggest mistake newbies make, dome temp can easily be 40 degrees higher than the grid temp. -RP
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    I agree with AZRP, get that up to 250 or you will be asking in the morning if it is safe to eat.
  • Dirty1Dirty1 Posts: 42
    Good Tip, thanks! Will do.
  • Dirty1Dirty1 Posts: 42
    Your comments definately bring me to another question. I bought a therometer at target to get me thru the cook. Just a meat probe. However I am looking for a good recommendation for one with a grid clip/probe as well. I have read the pros and cons of other threads with the maverick product. I am ready to pull the trigger on a good instrument just not sure of what and where to purchase. Any tips are appreciated.
    Dirty 1.
  • BrocBroc Posts: 1,398
    I'm not the one to answer your question -- If you don't get a response by morning, start a new thread with that question...

    ~ Best --

    ~ Broc
  • Dirty1Dirty1 Posts: 42
    Butt is at 181, will post pics when done. Hopefully in an a couple hours or less. I am dying to peak at it but have not in 13.5 hours so I am trying to maintain my composure.
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