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old skool butts

edited 6:08AM in EggHead Forum
the other day, someone commented on all my thermometers and draft controlers and said they thought this was supposed to be fun, not scientific. so i decided to do two pork butts old skool with nothing but the egg. i didn't get much sleep overnight without the draft controler, but the butts came out excellent anyway...









here's what i had left for charcoal after 13.5 hours



  • DynaGreaseballDynaGreaseball Posts: 1,409
    Great looking cook. Nice garnish touch with the lily. Incredible photos. Is that a Nikon?
  • i'm not surprised rick.. .gurus and such makes cooking good easier, not a good cook better :cheer:
  • i'm not surprised rick.. .gurus and such makes cooking good easier, not a good cook better :cheer:
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    I don't have a DigiQ, and my digital gasped its last just before I did this one, forcing me into Old School mode:

  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Nice butt, show off :side: I love the pic with the dessert. very nice. Julie
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337

    yea sometimes you got to go back to your roots just so you know how much easier a draft system makes cooking

    happy eggin


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  • BluesnBBQBluesnBBQ Posts: 615
    I've been doing butts (and picnics) that way for eight years with no problems.
  • I've been old skool for quite some time ... just been using my thermopen and the BGE standard thermo on the egg. I found all the gizmos fun in the begining but its not that hard once you build a good fire and cook about 6 cases of butt. I not against technology .. I've just always watched my fire ... I guess it's like cruise control on your car ... once you try it you find yourself using it all the time.

    I had a thunderstorm blow thru on Friday night right after I started 2 butts 8pm ... got up with the lightining once to check them @ 1am ... chuggin away at 250 ... got up at 8 am and the egg was at 300. Choked it off a bit and removed the perfect butts at 10 AM. After that they went in to a cooler for 3-4 hours ... pulled them for a late afternoon snack and dinner B)
  • Old SaltOld Salt Posts: 357
    Wow! Those butts look they wanted to pull themselves. Perfect!!!!
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    As always Rick, looks amazing! Great bark on the pan of pulled!
  • yep. d80
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