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How much butt on an XL?

I haven't take a good look at this yet .. I'm hoping I can fit four 10lb butts on my XL .. I don't think it should be a problem but i'm interested in hearing from anyone who's tried it.


  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 654
    I've fit two 10 and two 8 pounders on my large on one level. You should be fine with an xl.
    Athens, GA
    Large BGE and a Kamado Joe Jr.  Perfect pairing!
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I have cooked seven Sam's Club butts on a large, and Sam's Club butts average eight pounds each.  So four on an extra large will fit all on the same level.
  • TonyATonyA Posts: 582
    Sounds like I might get one more in there.  I'm always concerned about spacing for even cooking and airflow.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,628
    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos


  • TonyATonyA Posts: 582
    LMAO .. Oh ye of little faith!
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,053
    Here is a shot of four nine plus pounders on my XL.  Turned out great.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,078

    I have put two 9 lbs'ers + two 7 lbs'ers in the Large.  It was a tight squeeze, difficult to close the lid.

    I can put four 10lbs'ers on the XL no problem......I've done two 20 lbs turkey's next to each other twice now.  Plenty of room!

  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    Here is two 8 lb butts on the large, you will have no problem getting four on the big brother.. image
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • TonyATonyA Posts: 582
    thanks guys!  @dlk7 that is just the shot i wanted to see... 
  • tyenic1tyenic1 Posts: 150
    I did 6 10lbs pork butts on the XL all on one level, so you are defenitely ok.image
  • SmoothSmokeSmoothSmoke Posts: 141
    Tyenic, Did all those fit from the get go?  Or only after shrinkage?  BTW, great photo!!!

  • tyenic1tyenic1 Posts: 150
    They all fit from the get go. Obviously I wouldnt call it a great idea to squeeze 6 pork butts on the egg all at once, but I had 24 hours notice to feed everyone at my wife's class reunion because the caterer had a major emergency. They didn't turn out to bad.
  • I did seven 8 pounders on my XL... but had two up top on the AR. You just have to be sure you don't stab a butt with the dome thermo!!!!

    (had a hard time understanding wh the dome temp wasn't going anywhere until Iooked!)

  • TonyATonyA Posts: 582
    Now that sounds like something I would do.
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