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BUTT HELP needed

EggvisEggvis Posts: 94
edited 9:41PM in EggHead Forum
Ok, here's the scenario....
8lb butt on at 220 last night at's now 7:00pm and the temp is 154...have 12 ppl coming btwn now and 8:00pm. I just bumped the temp up to 290-300 to try and speed things up....ant suggestions will be gold to me![p]Paul


  • SigmoreSigmore Posts: 621
    eggvis, I would pull the butt, slice the butt, and then chop. 220° was too low to cook a butt in 24 or less. If they are coming at 8:00; it will not go through the plateau that fast. My 2¢.

  • EggvisEggvis Posts: 94
    i'm giving it until 8pm, then i may have to resort to that...thanks....all the recipes and posts say 2-2 1/2 hrs per lbd at 220 or so. what should I have cooked it at?

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Are you measuring dome temp or rack temp? For me, rack temp is about 20° lower. Wrapping in foil and raising the temp will speed up the cooking rate, but you may loose the nice bark. It's best to wait until you are through the plateau though.

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  • YazooYazoo Posts: 145
    eggvis,[p]Wrapping it in foil will cook it faster without losing as much moisture, but it's getting late now I guess. As far as cook temps, I don't know what setup you're using, but when I use an inverted platesetter setup, I go with a dome temp of 250.
  • SigmoreSigmore Posts: 621
    I always have good results when I creep up to around 250° and keep it there.

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