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First butt cooking now ... need advice.

redneck6497redneck6497 Posts: 177
edited 5:37AM in EggHead Forum
Hi All,

I am cooking a 4.5 lb. butt right now. Its been on for 1.5 hrs, and started at 50 degrees. Its at 130 now! I am using a dome temp of 260 with a platesetter, and a tray in the middle. Should I cut it down??
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  • Rick GRick G Posts: 166
    No, you should be good to go....good luck
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  • Excellent! I am amazed at how easy it is to regulate the temp. This is my first "anything" low and slow on the egg.

    For shredded pork, cook it to 180? I have seen so many ways of doing it, its a little confusing....some say to wrap it in tin foil, etc.
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  • Excellent! I am amazed at how easy it is to regulate the temp. This is my first "anything" low and slow on the egg.

    For shredded pork, cook it to 180? I have seen so many ways of doing it, its a little confusing....some say to wrap it in tin foil, etc.
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  • Rick GRick G Posts: 166
    your right so many different ideas from so many different people. The way I do it is I go to 195, wrap it in foil, wrap it in a couple old towels and stick it in a cooler for about an hour to rest. after the rest it is ready to shred or "pull" and eat. I am sure others will have ideas different than mine but this is how I do mine it works great for me.
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  • Rick GRick G Posts: 166
    one more thing....dont get impatient and bump up the temp...it may take a while to get there but it will...keep it around 250 and you will be all set
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  • Sounds good. I have all day. I am just enjoying this SC weather! I'll wait until 195, and I WON'T bump it up! Thanks for the advice!
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  • This always happens. The temp initially zooms up to the 150-160 range and then almost stops for the next few hours.
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  • i did my first low and slow a monght ago on a 3 pound butt. didn't trust the temp control of the vents. Did a 6 pounder last week overnight.. It was fantastic, The tmep stability of the egg is just amazing.

    Went to bed at midnight, got up at 7, temp was still at 250. and the but was nearly done.. try not to peek!
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

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  • Rich, Steve, and Rick,

    Thanks for responding! The butt is sittin at about 180 right now. I noticed that every once in a while it cools down a little. So, I open up little more, and then it stabilized and I cut it back down a little.

    It smells amazing, and you're right....its hard not to want to sneak a peek.

    Rich, you're right...it rockets up to about 150, and then kinda creeps the rest of the way.
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  • I just took it off at 195 ..... WOW! it looks, smells, and yes (i had to try a little). tastes amazing! Notice the little chunk I pulled off.

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  • Rick GRick G Posts: 166
    Looks AWESOME!! good job!!
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