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52lbs of Pork on XL Need Help!

WanabeWanabe Posts: 355
edited 3:04PM in EggHead Forum
I have all this pork on the XL and the internal temp is 172. We want to eat in 2 hours. The pit is set at 250, what can I safely bump the temp to to hurry things along?


  • How long have your butts been on the Egg?
    How long has the int temp been 172?
  • WanabeWanabe Posts: 355
    Been on 17 hours, was at 225. Just started to climb, I bumped to 250. How high can I got.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    52 pounds??? You feeding an Army? You have enough pork there to feed 125 people.

    You can bump it up to 300-325 at this point. At 172 the butts are through the plateau. Just make sure ALL of the butts are in the 170 range.

    You should have had that tempo at 250 from the start.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Danny Pete is right, at 225 dome you would be lucky to get 200 at the grate level especially with all that meat. 250 dome should always be the rule for low and slows. -RP
  • WanabeWanabe Posts: 355
    I bumped the dome to 260 before I went to the BBQ store. They all read 180 now so I bumped dome to 300.
    You guys always save my bacon, Thanks!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i only reallu use 220-225 when i wan't to start it at night but drag out the cook longer uintil game time, say 1 oe 2 in the afternoon. in the morning i bump it to 250 to get back on track. it allows me to put on something at 10 or 11pm that might get done too soon at 250.

    other than that, yeah. 250 should be the general temp for lo-and-slo. the egg seems to love 250
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • WanabeWanabe Posts: 355
    Celtic Wolf wrote:
    52 pounds??? You feeding an Army? You have enough pork there to feed 125 people.


    I'm sending half to the store that loaned me the XL but we are still feeding about 30+. Leftover PP is just fine with me!
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    I can speak from experience of having a dome temp of 225 and having a long lo and slo. Bumping the dome up to 250/275 moves things along. My 2 cents.
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    No No No. They saved your butt :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • What Pete said. I lost connectivity for a while. :huh:
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