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Small BGE Question

ChadHChadH Posts: 10
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum

Can you smoke a pork butt on a Small Egg? 


  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    Yes. I have done an 8lb and 10lb butt. Separately of course. Only problem is I had to adjust the depth of the dome thermometer. Added a wine cork between the thermo and dome. Also, didn't have to add charcoal either time. That was a pleasant surprise.

    Works great. Good luck.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    edited August 2012
    ChadH said:

    Can you smoke a pork butt on a Small Egg? 

    Nah, not possible :P

    or maybe you can!  10# Shoulder
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,048

    Well, that about sums it up.

    Lookin' good cazzy.

    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • ChadHChadH Posts: 10
    Thanks for the input.  I already have a LBGE, but would like to possibly get a Small for hunting/fishing trips and possibly tailgating.
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 2,016
    @ChadH. Get the small, you will love it. ;) I have a large and a small. We take the small with us on camping trips. Hardly even use the stove in the RV. Everything is usually done on the small while camping. It is easy to pack up and haul around. Give it some serious thought.
    Large, small, and a mini
  • I have a LBGE and I just picked up a small yesterday at the Indy EggFest for the purpose of picnics, camping and visiting my Mom.  I just came back from Mom's and I learned some things.  I cooked under tailgaiting conditions (minus the copious amounts of booze) and decided it's better to start earlier than usual.  Also, the shut down procedure is different.  I bought a metal pail with locking lid and removed the charcoal after use, cleaned out the ash/embers, removed all internal components, cleaned the remaining ash/embers and kept the lid wide open to let the egg cool down.  After a while, I was able to put the Egg back together using shims and load up the van.  SUCCESS!
    Flint, Michigan
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