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4 butt sprint

BamaEGGBamaEGG Posts: 170
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
I've done several 4 butt cooks on my Large. The longest going 22 hours and the shortest about 18 hours. That is until this weekend. Had a picnic at 4pm Saturday. Put 4 butts on the egg at 8pm Friday night figuring I could get them done by 2pm Saturday and then let them rest. They however had other plans. all 4 hit 190 at 6am Saturday morning, a full 10 hours before I needed them. It blew my mind. 28 lbs in 10 hours. And, I didn't push them at all. I started at 250 grid but brought the temp down to 230 grid when I saw how quick they were cooking, and never foiled. Didn't matter. Had my phone on my bed side table all night checking their progress. Every time I peaked at it I just said to myself there is no freaking way. The meat probes have to be off, on bone, in some fat pocket or something. At 6am they were reading 190 and I hit each one with my thermapen just to see. Sure enough they were all done.

Needless to say I kept them warm in a cooler for about 5 hours and then in the oven on 175 warm for the the other 5 till time to eat. They were perfect of course. 


  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    Glad to hear they turned out well
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    The best laid plans of mice and men....
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    the egg cooks more efficiently with more in it. Actually, most cookers do!
  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 323
    And how many times have we all read - - cook to temperature, not to time....
    XL and Medium BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Happened to me on my first cook with 4 butts a few weeks back. 3am I was up thinking what the heck...these still HAVE to have 10 more hours to finish :)). Did the same thing as you with FTC and oven and they were excellent.
    Anderson, SC
    XL BGE, Father's Day Gift 2012 (Thanks Fam!!!)
    Webber Kettle and Webber Summit Gasser
    Want List: Thermapen, Small BGE, Wok, Adjustable Rig, Food Saver, More $

  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Interesting, do you have pic of all four on large? Costco butts? Platesetter? Wondering . . .
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