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Boston Butt - For Mr. Buck's Family (pic heavy)

KMagnusKMagnus Posts: 114
edited 1:05PM in EggHead Forum
Mr. Buck - an 85 year old patriarch of my community - passed away Monday. Mr. Buck and his wife of 67 years, Mrs. Frances, are two of the nicest people I've had a chance to know.

I already had this butt seasoned and chilling in the fridge when he passed. I decided his family needed it more than me and mine. So, Mr. Buck, this one was for you!

Sent these 2 pics to several co-workers I'm trying to talk into attending Eggtoberfest and joining our clan. This was about 3.5 hours in.



I pulled it when the internal temp hit about 160. I wrapped in foil and returned to the large BGE. Dome temp was mostly at 250 during the entire cook. I was looking to bring the internal temp up to between 195-200.


It reached 197 between 11 and 12 hours in. I couldn't pull it immediately, so I triple wrapped in foil, double wrapped in towels before I could pull it about 2 hours later.

Additional bark developed during the foiled period.


I only got 2 pics of the pulled meat. An incredible amount of natural juice.



Mr. Buck's family told me it was fabulous. Too bad I didn't do one and take it to him while he was still with us.

Thanks for reading,

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  • PharmeggistPharmeggist Posts: 1,191
    Very nice gesture,
    I am sure that the family appreciated it... Mrs. Frances will need some support in the weeks to come.

    Warm regards, Pharmeggist
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    A very kind and generous thing to do for Mr. Buck's family. I'm sure they enjoyed it - it looks delicious.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Great looking pulled pork Ken. That's a great gesture and very generous of you. Thanks for sharing.


  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Blessings to you Ken and the Buck family. You are a very nice person for doing that. Tim :)
  • JBUG99999JBUG99999 Posts: 263
    That looks like One Great Butt! That was very generous and thoughtful of you to give it to Mr. Buck's family. I'm sure they appreciate the gesture.

    How big was it, it looks huge!!?!?
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    I am sure your respect and fenerosity will be appreciated! :) Very nice looking butt.
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Nice cook and a wonderful gesture on your part. I'm sure they greatly appreciated it!
  • KMagnusKMagnus Posts: 114
    Thanks Julie.

    Not really a huge one, it was around 7.5 lbs.
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    That was really kind of you... we take food when someone passes. That looked mighty delicious too!
    Large and Small BGE *
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