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Getting 3 or 4 Butts on my BGE

InmuxInmux Posts: 1
edited February 2012 in Pork
I've done  2 butts at a time plenty of times in the past, but now I need to smoke ~30-35lbs of pork for a party. I am thinking of standing 3 or 4 butts on end so that they will fit on my large BGE. Has anyone done this (I'm sure they have) and what is the best way to tie/stabilize all 4 butts?


  • Why not get the bge grid extender?  It doesn't cost too muchand you can do 2 butts on the main grid and 2 on the raised grid.
    The Naked Whiz
  • InmuxInmux Posts: 1
    Good point, I do have the extender but haven't tried it with butts, usually I just have veggies or sides on the extender. The butts on the extender won't make contact with the dome, will they?
  • If you choose not to use your extender the answer is yes, you can stand them on end. It will not affect how they cook at all. And it doesn't matter if they are touching.
  • Inmux,

    Like butts touching each other, touching the side isn't that big of a deal because they start to shrink as soon as they start to heat up. They'll pull away from the side just like they do from each other.

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,483
    Extender will work, but the adjustable rig from Ceramic Grill Store is the real answer.


    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,925
    I agree, I think the extender could work, but it is awfully flimsy. I sometimes throw a spathcock chicken on mine with veggies underneath. It Is a great setup, but it is flimsy. Maybe the more weight the sturdier?? One thing is if you go indirect with platesetter, then grid for 2 butts, then grid extender with 2 butts be careful when closing the lid. The meat will be close to the dome thermometer.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • EZEGGEZEGG Posts: 49
    It can be done on a single grid  


    :D :D
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,925
    Wow. How many pounds of pork is that? Did you lick the mustard off of your dome?!! =))
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • SlobberdogSlobberdog Posts: 54
    edited March 2012
    Inmux - What did you decide to do? Did you use the extender? I am getting ready to try a 4 butt cook on a large BGE. I have the extender and was wondering how it worked for you?
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