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Boston Butt on the Mini

NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
edited 3:05PM in EggHead Forum
Just had to try a butt on the mini. This pic is of a 6.76lbs Boston Butt going direct and targeting 250 degrees dome. I have the Et-73 all set up and reporting.

I filled up the fire box with lump and let it burn for a bit and added cherry and oak chunks for smoke. The butt was slathered in Dijon mustard w/kosher salt and course ground pepper. I'm using an old Miracle Maide pie pan as a drip pan so I guess you could say I'm using a modified indirect cook.
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I wanted to do an indirect cook using the mini KIM woo and baking stone but the butt was to big (it was the smallest Blooms had at the time and I wasn't about to pass up 99 cents/lb.). Next time I'll shop in advance for something around 4 lbs - that would be a great size for the wife and me.
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,381
    Bill, I'm l;ooking forward to this cook. Keep us posted!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Me too!

    Thank Molly, will do later tonight when the butt finishes. I'm in Butt Bark withdrawl - need a fix...now! :woohoo:
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,301
    Man, so why do I get the visual of pacman when looking at that picture.....did I just date myself.

    thought to add a picture for the younger set......LOL

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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,381
    :laugh:
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    Very cool Bill B) . I am curious how many times you will need to refill :ohmy: the firebox if any. I am close to getting a mini and this is just the information that
    I need. :P
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
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  • I would say that you can get 4-6 hrs of low and slow cooking on the mini. That is my experience with brisket. My biggest problem has been dome temp, because it never returns where it was. I think that the mini is just too small to get the right temp with that big of a piece of meat.
    Please keep us posted.
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  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Tom,

    Well I'm there with you. I had to look at the pic again to get some appreciation for your pic. It's there :ermm: :unsure: :whistle: :laugh: .
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  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Dr. Z,

    Thanks. If I believe what I've read and I do the mini should go 7 to 8 hours on one load of lump - we'll see how well I did.
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  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    This is my first lo and slo with the mini. Temp control certainly takes more effort than on my medium as the mini temp will run away in a heart beat or beer run. :laugh:
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,381
    We did not have to refill when we did 2 (separate cooks) atr work. both took 8-9 hours.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    Lookin good! B)
    Yeah that is a big chunk of pork for the mini. I had almost a 4 pound boneless butt with plenty of room up in the dome when I last smoked a mini pork butt. More than enough for two people.
    Have fun!
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  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    I remember your post. Your post convenced me to do a butt on the mini. I'm crossing my fingers I did a good job loading up the fire box. We'll see. ;)
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  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Thanks Clay Q. I like the idea of doing a small butt on the mini - just right for the wife and me.
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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    This is how much lump remained after an 8 hour mini pork butt smoke running at 250 dome. :ohmy: :cheer:

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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Dang Bill, now I want to run to the store and get one myself! :lol:
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  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    I'm gonna have some fun pulling that butt in a couple of hours. :)
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