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Best Butt Yet!

This was my 3rd or 4th Boston Butt on the BGE & I think I finally nailed it.  7Lb butt bone-in.  Night before, scored fat & doused with Virginia's own Dizzy Pig coffee-infused rub.  No mustard... I think that is extraneous but open to arguments.  Next morn, butt went on my Medium BGE filled with Rockwood & Apple & Cherry chips, plate setter, empty drip pan, grid temp of ~240.  Maverick wireless to monitor meat & grid temp.  ~4 hours later, internal temp (IT) on meat is ~170 so opened bottom and top vents to bring grid temp to ~350.  Another ~1.5 hours there, pulled off at 203 IT.  Foil, Towel, Cooler (FTC) for ~3 hours.  For dinner, hand pulled, augmented with Virginia's own http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/
I was and still am a NEWBIE, so tried to limit the jargon (IT, FTC, etc).  Special PROPs to @MattMan3969 who has coached me all the way!
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My daughter named my Egg Shrek, because it is big, green, and burps.  
LBGE in Arlington, VA
God Bless America!

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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,007
    Good looking butt!! No better way to spend a Wednesday

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    Looks great! Congrats! :-bd
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • AcornAcorn Posts: 163
    Looks great........
    Atlanta, GA  - LBGE -
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,006
    Looks terrific!

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,690
    Looks like you did nail it. Bet it was deelish!
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    Great cook
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • radamoradamo Posts: 372
    Nice looking butt.  Looks perfect.
    Long Island, NY
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,218
    Looks great!  
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  • ShrekShrek Posts: 67
    I almost prefer left overs the next day.  Drop a big chunk from the fridge directly into a covered skillet on medium heat.  Re-crisps the bark & coats rest in melted fat!  Oh baby!! 
    My daughter named my Egg Shrek, because it is big, green, and burps.  
    LBGE in Arlington, VA
    God Bless America!
  • 500500 Posts: 2,683
    If you cooked a Smithfield Butt, you would have an all Virginia meal.  Way to show Virginia pride.  Are you from around these parts?
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • Looks great!  bookmarking
  • Beautiful cook!
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Nice looking butt!

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,298
    500 said:
    If you cooked a Smithfield Butt, you would have an all Virginia meal.  Way to show Virginia pride.  Are you from around these parts?


    Does it still count now that Smithfield is owned by the Chinese??

     

    Also - is there any benefit to increasing the temp for the last hour?

     


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  • ShrekShrek Posts: 67
    500 said:
    If you cooked a Smithfield Butt, you would have an all Virginia meal.  Way to show Virginia pride.  Are you from around these parts?
    It was Smithfield in fact!  I'm in Arlington!  The 703!!
    My daughter named my Egg Shrek, because it is big, green, and burps.  
    LBGE in Arlington, VA
    God Bless America!
  • ShrekShrek Posts: 67
    500 said:
    If you cooked a Smithfield Butt, you would have an all Virginia meal.  Way to show Virginia pride.  Are you from around these parts?


    Does it still count now that Smithfield is owned by the Chinese??

     

    Also - is there any benefit to increasing the temp for the last hour?

     

    MattMan suggested this... like the turbo notion to nudge it over the goal line.  
    My daughter named my Egg Shrek, because it is big, green, and burps.  
    LBGE in Arlington, VA
    God Bless America!
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,007
     If I want to cook for a longer period I will go low n slow till the meat hits 160ish and then crank up the heat to 350* and power thru the stall. Generally I cook 350* for the entire cook for pork butts.  I think the higher heat helps set the bark to a more crunchy which is what I prefer.
     

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
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