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3 Butts do not take longer

alanjesqalanjesq Posts: 23
edited 9:16AM in EggHead Forum
To all of those who helped this old man, an eight year Egger to cook three Butts on my XL, I say thanks. I did take the suggestion to cook the Butts at 225, which is up from my usual 210, and it shortened the time dramatically. I always place the Guru temp sensor on a bar of my V Rack, so that it measures the heat right next to the Butt. It was only a 12 hour cook. And, needless to say, the XL and the Guru worked their magic. Only popped the hood one time, just to flip. I did use the "cheap" characoal, as suggested by many of you, and no problems.

Again, Thanks. This is a great list, even for the "experienced".

PS: I can't charge my clients for the cook time. Wish I could.


  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    Alan, what no pictures? That's the price for all them help... :woohoo: :P
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit for BRISKET HELP
  • No Pics!!!! Hey, it Raining big time, in the Lou.
  • I don't remember you mentioning the guru in you 1dt post! CW gave great advice about dome temp and it would have been more accurate with all of this information. There is a difference between dome and grid temps.

    I am glad the cook went well and the butts came out as expected.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 17,345
    rain? tell me about it! 6" in 30 hours up here in central IL. Flash flood warnings around, but still better than the TX situation. Egged a beautiful prime rib last night in a heavy downpour...
    Dunlap, IL
  • Concrats on your successfull cook. I have two butts on from last night right now, need about 3 more deg. than off they come. I used a Guru also, held the temp at 225 all night long, and I got a good nights sleep.
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