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First Overnight Cook!

SouthJerseyEggSouthJerseyEgg Posts: 12
edited 6:45PM in EggHead Forum
First, thanks to everyone on this forum who via the "search" tool have silently helped me with my new Egg :)

I've had my Egg since May and have had some very good cooks so far: babybacks, wings, chicken thighs and even pizza. For the holiday weekend, I decided to take another step and do a Boston Butt. I bought an 8 pounder from the local butcher and set up the Egg for the first overnighter. The meat went on about 9PM (which was too early) with the fire reading a steady 240. I watched everything until about 1PM - the Egg held the temp beautifully between 240-255. Only one time did it creep up causing me to adjust a bit. (When everyone states that the lower vent is a credit card width open, they mean it!) I had a temp probe in the dome and the meat and at about 4AM the dome began to drop to about 220. A little wiggle rod work (Thanks Tony!) and everything was back to normal. The alarm went off at 195 degrees at about 8:30 AM. Looks like I expected it to take somewhat longer. Next time I think I'll start the meat around 11PM or so. Anyway, I took it out, foiled it and wrapped it in a towel and into the cooler it went for two and a half hours. Pulled it around 11:30 for a noon-time meal and it was fabulous!!! I am looking into a Digi-Q since while it was not the most eventful overnight cook, it also was not the best night of sleep I've ever had ;)

Also, seems that everyone on here is a bit preferential to "food porn", I made sure to take a couple of pics:

IMG_0171.jpg - just out of the Egg -

IMG_0170.jpg - ready to wrap -

IMG_0174.jpg - Ahhhh...


  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Nice batch of PP . . .hope your neighbors got the full
    "benefit"! :)
  • Yes, absolutely. Actually the best thing was seeing my wife go crazy over it after she told me how "crazy" I was to cook something overnight :laugh:
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    :lol: :lol: :lol: There is justice in this world.
    Nice bark on that butt! :)
  • Dave in FloridaDave in Florida Posts: 1,147
    :laugh: Mine said the same thing until she got a taste. Now she is always wanting it. I just it wasn't just my bar-b-que! :blush:

    Welcome to the Swamp.....GO GATORS!!!!
  • Hey, I don't know Dave...I'm starting to think all this "cooking with fire" stuff actually heats her up :evil:

    Kind of like an "Aphrodisiegg"
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