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12 hour Butt?

DynaGreaseballDynaGreaseball Posts: 361
edited 12:50AM in EggHead Forum
I put a little 5.5 lb boston butt on this morning at 10:00 am. I've cooked all day at 250°...sometimes over, but never under. In another hour it will be 12 hours!!! Could that be right? It's up to 187° now, and not moving very fast. Any suggestions other than "be patient"?

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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    DynaGreaseball,
    no advice you seem to got it with the "Be Patient" attitude.[p]happy eggin
    tb

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    DynaGreaseball,[p]Yeah, that sounds about right. 250° measured at the dome will be 220° or 225° at the grate (actual cooking temp). [p]Since your finish temp will be 195° or 200° internal it will take a long time to get there because your ratio of cooking temp to finish temp is very near 1:1.[p]~thirdeye~

    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • thirdeye,[p]Would the fact that I brined it for 24 hours yesterday cause it to cook a little longer as well?
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    DynaGreaseball,[p]No, I think it's the other way around. Brining causes the cells to retain moisture, moisture conducts heat, so cook time should be less.[p]~thirdeye~

    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • thirdeye,
    Well, it's up to 192°. I guess it'll be ok. I sure didn't expect that. Supper came and went..lol. Good pintos and collards greens though.[p]thanks

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
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    <p />DynaGreaseball,[p]Hopefully you made some cornbread to go with the beans & greens, and there is some left over. In 2 or 3 hours it will make a great snack with some fresh pulled butt.[p]~thirdeye~

    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    DynaGreaseball,
    2 to 2.5 hours a pound. you are right on schedule (unfortunately, according to your dinner plans)

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stike,[p]woops! I thought it was supposed to be 1-1/2 to 2 hours per pound. No wonder.[p]Maybe I better go back to Microwave Oven technology. NOT![p]It made it to 200° at 10:00pm and it looks and smells wonderful.[p]Thanks for the help.
  • thirdeye,[p]That's almost exactly what I had for supper tonight, exept for the cornbread, and except for the pulled pork. No way I'm going to bed tonight before I pull and eat some of it. It smells so good!
  • thirdeye,[p]Hopefully good things come in small packages. It's might little, but it's mighty.[p]
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  • DynaGreaseball,
    did ya try wiggling the bone? some butts will pull way before 200.[p]well... how is it?

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    hey man this is a family forum!!! LOL[p]happy eggin
    tb

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Rick's Tropical Delight,[p]It was fantastic! You're right. The bone wiggled right outa there. It did finally get to 200°, and I posted a pic down below.[p]Thanks
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    <p />BENTE,
    if she comes out clean, she's done!

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    you know i do not have one picture of finished PP on the egg. i guess i will change that in the morning i got 18lbs on now.[p]OTOH it is still a family forum!! [p]still too dayamn funny... [p]maybe too much of my good friend JIM BEAM!!! oh well at least i'm laughing...[p][p]happy eggin
    tb

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    DynaGreaseball,
    i have taken them off at as low as 185, and they still pull apart. not the best, but no sense waiting til midnight or eating cheerios.[p]your 'bad' barbecue will be better than the best you get at a restaurant

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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