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Frozen butt

Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
My father just dropped off 2 butts weighing a total of 15.8 pounds. He wants them done tommorow about 11AM. I got them on at 7:30 @ 250 dome. My question is, when I split the pack open and seperated the two butts they were still frozen in the very middle where they were touching. Anyone ever encounter problems with smoking a partialy frozen butt? Outsides were completely soft , just that center was firm. Guru says they are 30 degrees in the center.
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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,665
    They should be fine on a low and slow.
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Dads are notorious for that.Mine wants 6 butts ready at precisely 9 AM Friday.All ready at the same time so he can serve them hot at 3 PM.I got one LBGE and no guru.Guess who will be up all nite Thurs nite?1 :angry: But it's Dad so what do you do? ;) :)
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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    smile and say "You Got It!"
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  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Hoss....This is when you put on your best "Awww, but Dad...." eyes, "If only I had this thing called a Guru...I could get them all done no problem!" .....lol! Nakid Whiz can overnight a guru! :whistle:
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  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Rolling...In complete agreement with Poolman. Although certainly not the ideal, you will be fine with such a long slow cook.
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Good point! ;)
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  • BoneDaddy'sBoneDaddy's Posts: 256
    That is a tough one, it is really not that long...I would go 17 hrs on a nonfrozen 16lb's of butt. You have just around 16, not counting the 2 hours or so in the cooler. good luck and let us know how it goes.
    Bone Daddy's Competition BBQ & Catering
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,716
    Look at the brght side, it may really help with a strong pink smoke ring.
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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    I really dont think it was as froze as I thought. meat is sittin @ 101 now at 3 hours into cook.
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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    By the way... have you seen any John Henrys sitting around here in N ala on a shelf? Im out and about to order some. I think I bought some at Werners in Cullman before but not sure.
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,716
    good. How is the digi-Q working for you. I saw the newest one and may stop and ask Tony about it tomorrow!
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,716
    Call appliance direct in HSV tomorrow. Which one are you looking for?
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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    Big bottle (or 2) of Pecan. We have an Aplliance Direct here in Athens. Those guys are always cooking on an Egg or Traeger
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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    Cant beat the Digi Q. Im extremely happy with it. Hadn't lost a cook yet (knock on wood). I cooked butts for 18 hours last week and wasnt even home. Man thats sweet!
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,716
    I know the traeger distributer for the area also sells JH stuff. I would not be surprised to find it at appliance direct because of this.

    I have a new bottle of the butter pecan that I picked up a few weeks back. I have not tried it yet.
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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    Never seen Butter Pecan. You entering up in the Athens contest coming up?
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,716
    No, baseball is here. Opening day for the boys is this Saturday and runs for 6-8 weeks.
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  • PWisePWise Posts: 1,173
    As long as it's low n slow you should be fine... it will take a bit longer than usual though...

    cheers!
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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    They are actually done now. Guru shows 195 on butts exactly 13 hours in. Dome of 250.
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