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boston butt

joejoe Posts: 3
edited 2:07AM in EggHead Forum

Can you cook two boston butts at the same time on a Large egg? and if so does the place setters legs go up or down?



  • civil eggineercivil eggineer Posts: 1,547
    I cook two on my medium all the time. I would think you could easily fit three on a single grid. Legs up on the platesetter with a drip pan below the butts. Same cook time for one, two, or three.
  • Panhandle SmokerPanhandle Smoker Posts: 3,018
    2 no problem 3 piece of cake 4 still doable 5 on their side and more if you get a second grid. :laugh:
  • EddieMacEddieMac Posts: 423
    You can cook 3 seven or eight pounder BBs on a large with no problem whatsover....Platesetters legs go that way you can put a drip pan on the platesetter...and then rest the grill on the platesetters legs....

    Tain't rocket science...make sure ya gotta big load of lump in the box...get your fire your dome between 275 and 300...and away you go...Nothing fancy....just do it!

  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095

    Try to make sure you start out with space between the butts (of course they will shrink as they cook). If they are touching, the cook will take longer, as they will act like one large butt. Estimated cooking time is 1.5-2 hr per pound.
  • Fossil FrankFossil Frank Posts: 285
    Here are a few pix of my set-up doing about 14 lbs. of boston butt recently. I'm using a large BGE.
    I used the platesetter with legs up,then a large drip pan sitting on the grid with a vee-rack right in the drip pan holding the meat.You need to put some liquid in the drip pan so the drippings don't smoke. I just use water and it works just fine.
    Pulled pork is possibly the best thing you can do on the BGE AS you see in the next picture I cut these instead of pulling, but I've pulled the last couple. Either way works great.
    I used a ten lb. bag of Royal Oak for this cook and this is what I had left.
    Frank from Indiana
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,768
    5 on a large, who would have thunk it!

    p.s. I think you have room for a 6th
  • Panhandle SmokerPanhandle Smoker Posts: 3,018
    If they were a little smaller I could. :laugh:
  • RU EggsperiencedRU Eggsperienced Posts: 1,526
    Oh yeah...

    I do inverted (legs up) and put a drip pan on that then two side by side. I've done four before on my large.


  • RU EggsperiencedRU Eggsperienced Posts: 1,526
    A little better pic for the setup:

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,769

  • RU EggsperiencedRU Eggsperienced Posts: 1,526
    Just wondering??
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,769
    yep it's in there..
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