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7 + 7 = ?

Since getting my medium BGE, I have become a HUGE fan of Boston Butt.

I've cooked em from 5 lbs to 12.

The 90 minute per pound rule has worked out well for me.  Of course, I use a meat thermometer to know when it is 195-200° but, for planning purposes, 1½ hours per pound works very well.

Here is my newest conundrum: I'm cooking for a small crowd this week. I could not find a pork shoulder (Boston Butt) bigger than 7 pounds so I bought two of those.

Do I plan the cook for a seven pound shoulder or a 14 pound one?  They will be a little crowded on my medium Egg but I may be able to leave a small gap between them.

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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,173
    In this instance, 7+7 does not equal 14. 

    Cook both 7's and plan on a typical 7lb butt cook
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
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  • YoungsterYoungster Posts: 11
    Thanks ColtsFan.  I'm envious of your outdoor kitchen :).
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 19,279
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  Above all, have fun.
    And as above, 7+7=7 in this case.  It will take a little longer for the BGE to get back to stable temperature due to the increased volume of cold protein but that's it.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,101
    Agree with @lousubcap
    Once your Egg stabilizes with 14 pounds of butt you will back cooking close to your 7 pound cooking times.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,822
    Or you could get some meat glue and stick them together and cook them as a 14 pounder.
    NOLA
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,525
    Sounds like the crew has your question answered.  May I please ask, what's the plan for seasoning, injecting, spices, etc????
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,766
    If you are doin them tomorrow (Pi Day), you may need to apply some sort of special calculation......you would need someone much smarter than me to figure that out. If it were me, I would just avoid Thursday. =)
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 19,279
    @northGAcock - not to hi-jack this thread but tomorrow is also Steak and BJ Day.  Hopefully someone will reap the reward  ;)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • dharleydharley Posts: 324
    lousubcap said:
    @northGAcock - not to hi-jack this thread but tomorrow is also Steak and BJ Day.  Hopefully someone will reap the reward  ;)
    Got it covered Captain. Carry on. ;)
    LBGE, PSWOO, 36" Blackstone, MasterBuilt smoke box- Playing with fire in Three Rivers, MI

    My '23 & Me' said I'm 2/3 bacon and 1/3 Red Blooded American

    USMC Veteran

    Always do sober what you said you would drunk, that'll teach you to keep your mouth shut.  -EH
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,686
    7 + 7 = a pretty good drink.


    Flint, Michigan
  • BotchBotch Posts: 7,873
    lousubcap said:
    @northGAcock - not to hi-jack this thread but tomorrow is also Steak and BJ Day.  Hopefully someone will reap the reward  ;)
    Check your meds first...
    https://kutv.com/news/offbeat/woman-suffers-severe-allergic-reaction-to-partners-medication-after-giving-oral-sex
     
    (I hesitated to post that, but its almost Friday, innit?)  :whistle:
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  • It is funny you asked this question, because I did two 9# butts this past Saturday turbo style and wasn't sure on the math.  I just said heck with it and treated them like I was cooking one butt.   They came out fantastic as always.  Sure do love the turbo method.
    Midland, TX XLBGE
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 713
    i do turbo often and its always about 5 hours regardless of size.  just alot easier to to plan it out.  

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,766
    On my large I go 300* and it works out to pretty much 1 hr per pound.  I as well plan on butts getting done a couple hours before fo FTC.... takes stress off being ready to serve when we want....
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • YoungsterYoungster Posts: 11
    Thanks everybody.

    I use this recipe pretty much exactly as written including sauce and rub.  Only alterations are that I wrap in pink butcher paper at 165°F and let go to 200 before resting in a cooler for 30 minutes to an hour.  Good to know it can rest there for up to 3 hours will no ill effect.  That really does give me a big margin for miscalculation.

    Just got a new Signals from Thermoworks. Looking forward to seeing it in action.

    What is the turbo method?  I usually shoot for 250°F on the grill probe.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,615
    Youngster said:
    Thanks everybody.

    I use this recipe pretty much exactly as written including sauce and rub.  Only alterations are that I wrap in pink butcher paper at 165°F and let go to 200 before resting in a cooler for 30 minutes to an hour.  Good to know it can rest there for up to 3 hours will no ill effect.  That really does give me a big margin for miscalculation.

    Just got a new Signals from Thermoworks. Looking forward to seeing it in action.

    What is the turbo method?  I usually shoot for 250°F on the grill probe.
    alot of us have gone over 6 hours in the cooler, 3 hours is very safe.  i wouldnt experiment with a different method on the big day, go with what you know
  • YoungsterYoungster Posts: 11
    Whoops.  Forgot the link. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/north-carolina-pulled-pork-242247.  It is Coastal Carolina Style.  High on vinegar and low on sugar and tomatoes.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,766
    Botch said:
    lousubcap said:
    @northGAcock - not to hi-jack this thread but tomorrow is also Steak and BJ Day.  Hopefully someone will reap the reward  ;)
    Check your meds first...
    https://kutv.com/news/offbeat/woman-suffers-severe-allergic-reaction-to-partners-medication-after-giving-oral-sex
     
    (I hesitated to post that, but its almost Friday, innit?)  :whistle:
    Good news bad news story. Good news for him....she is a swallower. Bad news is, she was a swallower.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 19,279
    @northGAcock As you are aware, there are three kinds of women in the world; swallowers, spitters and those that don't.  With the pressures of 3/14 on the horizon I wonder how many will engage??  ;)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,766
    lousubcap said:
    @northGAcock As you are aware, there are three kinds of women in the world; swallowers, spitters and those that don't.  With the pressures of 3/14 on the horizon I wonder how many will engage??  ;)
    I can prolly go ahead and predict my outcome.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,525

    You can give this a looks see.  As if they needed another reason to not do something.  

    http://www.dentalproductsreport.com/dental/article/link-between-oral-sex-and-oral-cancer-video

    The hygenist in this video is someone I used to work with.  She does a great job of breaking it down.   
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • YoungsterYoungster Posts: 11
    I ended up doing a turbo butt by mistake.  My fancy new ThermoWorks Signals, 4 Channel, WiFi connected thermometer did not save me.

    I put up a two star review of Signals on their site yesterday evening.  It had disappeared this morning.  That explains why the reviews on their site are overwhelmingly positive while their reviews on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store are overwhelmingly negative.

    I would steer clear of both Signals and the Smoke Gateway until they get their act together.  They have had 2½ years to get it right but are a long way from getting there right now.  I also had issues with a probe, battery life and spontaneous and permanent app disconnect that appeared to be hardware based as the solution was to turn the Signals off and on again.
     
  • BotchBotch Posts: 7,873
    Youngster said:
    I put up a two star review of Signals on their site yesterday evening.  It had disappeared this morning.  That explains why the reviews on their site are overwhelmingly positive while their reviews on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store are overwhelmingly negative.
     
    Thanks for that info.  I have the Smoke and have had no issues, and its purchase was based on my 5 or 6-year-old Thermapen which has also been issue-free.  
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
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