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Can I fit 2 Boston Butts on the egg?

edited 11:16AM in EggHead Forum
Hello, [p]I was wondering if anyone has tried to fit two boston butts on a large egg at the same time. I'm pretty sure two v-racks won't fit. Could I lay them both on the grill extender and then put drip pans underneath?[p]Thanks in advance.[p]Sean


  • BBQfan1BBQfan1 Posts: 562
    Yup. Have had two whole shoulders (30 lbs combined) on there at once; two butts should have plenty of room. With one V-rack, nestle them 'butt to butt' (no pun intended) on each 'arm' of the V-rack and smoke away! The grill-extender is another viable option. Two butts at or under 12 lbs apiece should fit nicely in either configuration.

  • Carl TCarl T Posts: 179
    <p />Sean,[p]You can do three 7-8 pounders with no problem.[p]Carl T

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Carl T, cant't really tell from the picture but I assume
    you are doing indirect? Do you just have the bottom one set in a drip pan? I have not thought about doing two stacked.

  • Carl TCarl T Posts: 179
    Wise One,[p]I removed the fire ring, placed three 2" spacers (sawcut fire brick pieces) on top of the fire bowl and then the inverted plate setter on top of the spacers. This allowed the extra room to stack two grates on top of the inverted setter while the spacers under the setter allowed for a full load of lump. used a foil drip pan on the setter under the lower grate. It worked really well. I could have put a second butt on the upper grill for a total of four butts if needed.[p]Carl T

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    <p />Sean, the picture is of two 7lb butts on my medium. Your large could handle more!

    [ul][li]Gfw's BBQ[/ul]
  • Sean,
    Over Memorial Day weekend I did two butts at the same time. One was 8.13 lbs and the other was 7.63 lbs. I think I could have done 3 by using a grid extender on fire bricks.[p]Several months ago I didn't want to spend 19 hrs cooking so I did 3 butts each about 4-4.5 lbs. These took about 12 hours (I took them off a little early). They turned out really good. [p]I always get the bone removed.[p]

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