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First Butt Cook

DrummerDawgDrummerDawg Posts: 23
edited 8:57PM in EggHead Forum
Did my first Boston Butt this weekend. I used the method on GFW's site. Cooked it at 200-225 for most of the time and then increased to 250 toward the end. 20 hours in all. It was fantastic. [p]I was near the BGE HQ store on Friday and I stopped by to pick up some more starter squares. Told the guy in there (wish I knew his name because he is so nice) what I was going to do and he tried to talk me into an 8 hour butt cook. I may try that some day, but I went for the longer method this time. I couldn't have been happier with the results. I will be doing 2 more this weekend for a Super Bowl party we will be going to.[p]Thanks to all on this site who have helped me get up to speed in the last month of ownership.[p]DrummerDawg


  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    DrummerDawg,[p]Congratulations and thanks for sharing the great pictures. Definitely fill the firebox more.[p]Spin
  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    DrummerDawg,[p]Very nice! Excellent pics, too. We'll be feasting this weekend for the game, as well. On our tentative menu are pulled pork, pork spares, and wings. Should be a blast.[p]Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,

  • DrummerDawg, hey, way-ta-go. Those first butts are exciting and frustrating too. Yes, stoke that coal in there up to and even-to the fire ring for really long cooks. And I will agree now with the BGE guy at the store. You can do a butt in 9 or 10 hours and it turns out very fine indeed. I have cooked dual butts for over 30 hours and they were magnifique. But Guru of Grease's wife did one really fast (about 9 hours) and it was among the finest I have had too. So, even though it goes against the grain of us perfectionists,, you can do just as good a job without taking seveal days to do it.. Congrats on your successful first..

  • Cornfed, greetings buddy.. We need to add letters to let that Heeeeeeee,,, have a slight inhaling sound. You know,, like the sound Deputy Dawg use to make...? I can see it,, but just can't letter it so it will project properly. :)

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,521
    LOL. I think that Deputy Dawg "heeeeeeee" was kind of an inhale sound. lol. You're cracking me up. I totally forgot about that Deputy Dawg "Heeeeee". I can see it now...somehow amazingly retrieving the data from some long stored information...even through the haze of destroyed braincells. Didn't he kinda shrug his shoulders up and down while heeeee-ing???[p]lol! thanks for the memory.
    What sound did Squidly Diddly make??
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  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Nature Boy,[p]OK, I don't know about Deputy Dawg, but I've been relatively on topic lately (at least for me), so I thought I'd reward myself by posting what I think should become the official forum .wav. Behold, from the Beverly Hillbillies, a classic Buddy Epson "Well, doggie!"[p]Later,

  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    Try this post[p]I must say, that has to be one of the most relaxing pictures of the egg home in ages. I can feel myself sitting there
    having a beer ( or two ) waiting for the ribs.
    Great shots

  • Earl, where,, where?? I saw this same post three minutes before this one,, but I missed the lounge area.

  • OHhhh,, I found it. Missed it first pass. I might as well get another fist full of pork and a bun,,, and a cool one on my third pass. I'm getting full,, where's the cots?

  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    Cornfed,[p]I 'll have to tell you that ole Jed Clampett was one of my childhood heros. Had millions of $ that didn't go to his head, loyal to his family, roots and houndog, perpetually happy and nothing seemed to rile him... even Granny. Had a right purty tomboy daughter, too.
    Full of class that feller.[p]Like NB, my recollections are a bit fuzzy at times... especially talkin' 30+ years.
    I listened to that wav. file, and have to respectfully say that my mind still hear's that man belting out not "Well, doggie!" but,
    "Wooooooooodoggeees!" [p]Black Gold and Texas Tea to ya,

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