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Can't get temp down - Help!

Iceman5705Iceman5705 Posts: 83
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum

Egg Heads,

I have a BGEXL.

Just put two beautiful pork butts on the Egg.  Trouble is that I have it completely choked right now and can't get it to come down from 350 dome, grill 300ish.

Do I just wait it out?  I don't want it to go out, but I need to get the temp down.  Any ideas?





  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,162
    As far as I know, there is nothing you can do.  How about taking the meat back off until you get control of the temp?

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Let it cook,Keep an eye on the temp.


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    It will come down whether you have the vents closed or not. Open the lower damper to the width of a credit card and the daisy barely open. Carry on as has been said. Pork butt is forgiving


    Caledon, ON


  • I agree. You can quickly open the dome every 5 min to let all the hot air trapped in the dome out if you want to bring it down quicker. CAREFUL FOR FLASHBACK THOUGH!!!!!!!!. If you are not comfortable with what flashback is, just let it come down naturally. Once it gets close to your target, make MINOR adjustments to the daisy to dial it in. 
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Leave the meat on and wait.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • You cannot get a flashback when the temp is that low. That's silly.

    Butts cook fine at that temp. Leave it.
    You certainly can when you choke a hot fire and throw the lid open. I blew the freaking ceramic lid off of mine and it knocked me on my arse after choking it down about 6 years ago. worst one i've ever had. 
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    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Sounds like I'm too late and I understand your pork's in but, If I over shoot my mark while preheating (by a huge amount) and I have the plate setter in I will remove it and put it down on the concrete to cool. Then I will close dome, bottom vent and put rain stopper on top. Keep a close eye on it and when it's close (within 25*) to target add the plate setter and the daisy wheel and readjust vents for required temp. Works for me.
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    What Stike said. Even tho I'm pretty late. Temp will drop. 350 on a butt to start us no biggie. I know people who cook theirs at 350. get it to 300 atleast and your good.
    Paul Go there. I write it.
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