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Would like a little advice on first mutli butt cook...

YazooYazoo Posts: 145
edited 3:26PM in EggHead Forum
I got my egg in July, so I've used it most during the warmer months. It's been a pretty mild fall, but as most of you know, winter just arrived. I'm cooking 3 butts for a company party on Friday, going to start them Thursday. It's been taking just a little more than 2 hours per pound so far. Got any tips for cooking 3 7-8 pounders on a large. I'm not going to use a platesetter, just foil drip pans beneath them, one layer on 2" a raised grid. Temps are going to be low 50s during the day and low 30s at night.


  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    If you`re not using a Guru, I would say one of the things that usually guaranteed me an all night burn is to use some kind of rod to poke up through the holes in the charcoal grate before going to bed. This will knock down the majority of the ash and allow for a better burn throughout the night. I have a 1/8 wire that I put a handle on and the end has about a 2" piece ot the wire bent at 90 degrees, it works very well, just stick it in the holes and give a twist or two....others will offer other tips as far as doing 3 butts, it`s no different than doing 1...HTH[p]Wess

  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971
    Yazoo,[p]Ditto WessB. I don't own a Guru and Before I go to bed I give the coals a last tickle. Sleep tight. Good luck.
  • YazooYazoo Posts: 145
    WessB,[p]I just wanted to make sure that the expected cook times should stay the same, assuming I can fit 3 8 pounders in it without them being all pushed up agaist each other. If they do crowd each other, how much more time should I expect it to take? Also, how much more charocal consumption should I expect with temps around 30, instead of 50 or 60? I've never run out before, don't want to this time either.
  • Mark BackerMark Backer Posts: 1,018
    Yazoo,[p]My answer on not running out is filling the egg to within about an inch of the fire ring. As for the extra time for the butts touching, there won't be any. I have a buddy at work that stacks his to make six 8-pound butts at one time, and the cook time is the same.[p]I am considering a bulk cook so I can vacuum seal and freeze some. That way, it'll only take ten minutes next time I have a pulled pork urge instead of 20 hours. LOL
  • SigmoreSigmore Posts: 621
    Mark Backer, Now that's the kind of egger talk I like. That's eggzactly what I do. I'm hooked on pulled pork and when my stash get's low, I do a big overniter to refill my stash. I'm HOOKED I tell ya, HOOKED.

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