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Cooking for 60 people, little nervous!

TBQueTBQue Posts: 101
edited 6:56AM in EggHead Forum
I have done several searches on cooking butts and I know there is a ton of info on the subject. I have seen anywhere from 1 hour per pound wrapping in foil 1/2 way through to 3 hrs per pound. I am doing 2 boneless butts one 6.7 lbs and the other 7 lbs this weekend. I have tried two different butts at 250 indirect for an hour a pound unwrapped (foil) and they did not pull so well. I got the method from my local BGE store. I guess my questions are how long per pound and should the butts be wrapped a some point in foil? I am thinking I need to go longer per pound. Should the butt sit directly in a pan indirect or on a grill over a drip pan indirect? And lastly, should you inject the butt or not? I have done several seachers and have found a million different ways.


  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    It's not about time it's about temperature...temp is just a guideline to estimate eating time...cook your butts indirect at 225-250 until 195-205 internal..they will pull easily foil until you remove from the egg..then wrap in foil and a towel and place in a cooler for a minimum of 1 hour, this lets the juices spread thruout and the flavor with it...I prefer indirect on grill over a drip pan...
  • I agree with Eggtucky. Mine never sees foil until they hit 200 and I pull them off. Nothing like em.
  • Your pork was not done if it did not pull well

    As Eggtucky stated it's about temp. The 1-2 hours per pound is a guideline to get you to 195 internal.

    Sit them on the grate with the drip pan sitting on the plate setter or whatever barrier you are using.

    Keep the dome at 250. Having a temp measuring device plugged into the meat will help you keep the lid shut till it's done.

    Just remember - It's ain't done till it's done and if you are lookin' you ain't cookin'
  • And keeping your fire lit is really important too.... :blush:
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    1.5 to 2 hours per lb is more like it, but go by temp. -RP
  • 1 to 1.5 hours per pound is good for Sliced pork, but your right 1.5-2 hours is a better guessimate for pulled.
  • TBQueTBQue Posts: 101
    Thanks. I have only been going for an hour a pound. I don't think I have been going long enough.
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 802
    I average about 2 hours/lb. , but temp is the key, time isn't what BBQ is about. Cook it to 200 internal at 250-300 dome, save the foil for the 2 hour rest after it's done, and you will be rewarded for your patience. Sometimes I slow it down to 225 Dome temp., just so I can smell that wonderful smell that comes out of the top longer :P
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