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semi frozen butt

otisdogotisdog Posts: 187
edited 7:58PM in EggHead Forum
I've got a butt I need to start in a few hours. I took it from the freezer Wednesday but it is still partually frozen. I'm thinking start it real low, maybe 195 for an hour then move up to my normal temp

Thoughts?

Comments

  • Forget that, just cook as normal.

    250 at the thermometer intil it's 195-200 and you should be all good.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    While I have never smoked a partially frozen butt I believe you should be good to go simply smoking the way you normally do one. I find that my large egg will cook better when I let it cook at between 250° and 275°. When I try to cook at lower temps I find my egg will try to go out. You should be just fine doing it as you normally would. Tim ;)
  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    I cooked 18 butts last night that were completely frozen. It makes no difference and rarely takes much longer to cook. If you have a 2-pak packer it doesn't even matter if they're frozen together. There's no need to start with a lower temp.
  • CBBQ wrote:
    I cooked 18 butts last night that were completely frozen. It makes no difference and rarely takes much longer to cook. If you have a 2-pak packer it doesn't even matter if they're frozen together. There's no need to start with a lower temp.

    You should at least try to thaw the butts a little so the rub sticks to it -- No?
  • otisdogotisdog Posts: 187
    Thanks for the input
  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    I don't use any rub for the cook. I season after I pull it. Like smoke I think it only gets so far into the meat. And with other butts dripping on them I think some of it just washes off. I'm not trying to develope bark because most people around here think it's burnt if you give them any bark.
  • CBBQ wrote:
    I don't use any rub for the cook. I season after I pull it. Like smoke I think it only gets so far into the meat. And with other butts dripping on them I think some of it just washes off. I'm not trying to develope bark because most people around here think it's burnt if you give them any bark.

    That's a nice way to think of it. I think I'm going to try that next time. I find fresh dizzy better than cooked for 19 hours dizzy anyhow. Cheers.
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