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5.5 lb Boston Butt

SmokieHokieSmokieHokie Posts: 7
edited 2:42PM in EggHead Forum
First Butt for the Va Tech LSU game tomorrow.
I have a 5.5 lb BB on the egg. It has been on the egg for about 10 hours at 220. The internal temp of the BB is 160 and steady. My charchoal ran out, but I was successful in getting new coals on and the meet went down to 158 degrees. It is now staying steady at 158 and I am back at 220 dome temp. Should I crank up the heat? And if so, to what temp and how long?
Thanks for any advice


  • SmokieHokie,
    and of course I ment meat!

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    SmokieHokie, it sounds liek you're doing fine. A few minutes (well maybe 30-45) at about 160 and then it will rise steadily to 200.

  • Wise One,
    I pushed the dome temp up to 250 internal meat temp is now 177 degrees. Should I leave the dome temp at 250...or push it back down to 220. Maybe it doesn't matter? I am about 11 hours in now. Thanks.

  • WardsterWardster Posts: 1,006
    Your doing fine. When the temp gets towards 180ish, I would bump it up towards 300.

    Apollo Beach, FL
  • Wardster,
    why rush it at this stage? I am not being criticle, just curious? Lo and slo.
    cream ales to ya,

  • Seth Howard,
    I am now 13 1/2 hours 275 dome temp...and 190 meat temp. I hope Wardster was right....i'm very hungry.

  • SmokieHokie,[p]I hope you got to the game. I had to watch on TV. I enjoyed the afternoon.[p]Big Ed in Roaoke

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