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First Butts!

BoiseEggBoiseEgg Posts: 0
edited February 2012 in Root
So I'm standing in my buddy's barn with four six pound butts cooking! Finally! My wife and I bought the XL Egg in August and have loved it. This is why I wanted it and can't wait to spend the day with friends hanging out next to the woodstove and the Egg.

I talked to a cousin back home in North Carolina who does a lot of pig pickings, read bunch on the forum, and have chosen to cook for 7-8you hours at 270. I expect 50 people for the going away party this afternoon as another friend moves on. Later today I'll through on some Ti-tip too.

I'll take advice if you gave it and will post progress later today. Cook on Ethers!


  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Welcome. Don't automatically assume 7-8 hours will be the time for the cook, could be more.  Just don't put the butts on 7-8 hours before you want them and hope they are ready.  Give yourself more time and cook to 195-205 degrees and you cn always foil, towel and cooler for hours with no issue.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,925
    Yep. Biggest advice I have learned from the forum is cook to temp not time.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • EZEGGEZEGG Posts: 49
    Yes as posted above, give yourself plenty of time.  The cook can go several hours longer than you plan....  

    You can always "hold" the meat at a safe temp for a long time before it is served.
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