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Cold butt

PhiliciousPhilicious Posts: 339
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
Has anyone, for a good reason and with a good result, put a partially frozen butt on the egg? I am cooking 4 butts tomorrow and 3 are still somewhat frozen.
Born and raised in NOLA. Now live in East TN.


  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Yes well No, but mom did one (picnic shoulder) last week that suffered no consequence. It was slightly frozen in the center.  I have also seen others that put fully frozen meats on the egg with claiming only a slight difference in completion time. Fully frozen won't hold rub, so you would have to rub after cooking begins.

    You're in great shape. Enjoy your cook!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,754
    +1 with Brownie-should be no issues-enjoy.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    I let a butt thaw just enough to let the outside accept rub. My thought was that I could possibly prolong the time it takes to reach 140 internal to increase my smoke ring.

    The result was good news/bad news. In the end it took almost the same amount of time to cook. Bad news, no increase in smoke ring. Good news, I can take a butt right out of the freezer and put it in the Egg with no worries.

    Don't know if I would try it with Turbo but no issues with low and slow.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Well, they were mostly thawed and I had them in the inside fridge overnight.  I got up at 5 and took them out.  Just put them on.  Man, it is harder than I thought to fit 4 butts on a large.  Will post pics under a new topic later.
    Born and raised in NOLA. Now live in East TN.
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