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Butt Question

BrokersmokerBrokersmoker Posts: 646
edited 7:46PM in EggHead Forum
Was planning on doing overnight cook for Butt to eat around 4 pm tomorrow. The wife has just changed plans and might be eating noon instead. Question is we are going out tonight for couple of hours. Should I Start and stabilize fire before going to tonights party, hoping to recover overnight if any issues, or should I just wait till we get home and put it on about 11-12 tonight?

Simple question is it safe to leave for 3-4 hours while cooking at about 250*?


  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    If your egg is stabilized, absolutely!
  • You should be okay for that long. Before getting my Guru, I'd check the Egg about every three hours to make sure it hadn't drifted too much. I found that was a safe time to leave it.

    BTW, how big are the butts?
  • about an 8 lb butt, should be safe time wise I figured, several times on overnighter's could run away to about 300 of dropp pff a little below 225* neither of which would hurt things in the long run.
  • Brokersmoker,

    You should be fine.Read the posts above



    Caledon, ON


  • If you've got an 8-pounder, I might take the dome temp up a little, maybe 275*, to get it done for noon tomorrow. That's pretty big, and you wanna rest it a couple of hours before pulling it.
  • Dome says 250 and ET-73 says 277, not sure which to beleive
  • If you can, boil some water and dunk both into it to see what they read. You can make some ice water, too, and test the Maverick in it. My money's on the ET73, especially if you have a BGE thermo.
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