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first allnighter

DevoDevo Posts: 51
edited 10:46AM in EggHead Forum
I just got my egg on Wednesday and have made a couple of short cooks but tonight is my first pork butt. I'm following Elder Wards Receipe so I was shooting for about 195 and over shot to about 250 and can't seem to cool back down below that without closing the dampers all the way, any suggestions? :huh:


  • mtn eggermtn egger Posts: 62
    Hope you enjoy your new egg. I cook my butts at 250, they come out great and it is pretty easy to keep it at 250. I pull when meat is at 200 wrap in double foil and a towel then put it in a cooler for up to 4 hours.
    Good luck
  • DevoDevo Posts: 51
    Sounds like I'm dead on then, :) thanks
  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    As mtg egger noted 250 will be fine. I think 195 for an Egg temp with pork butt is TOO low. I always use 250 degrees. I think you might have misread the instructions. 195 degrees is the temp of the pork butt to shoot for not the temp of the Egg.
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Good luck with the cook--you've got the correct dome temp, for sure. I cook mine at 250 dome and remove the roasts at 195-200 internal.
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