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How to fit and cook 4 butts on a large egg

rjm522rjm522 Posts: 7
edited February 2013 in EggHead Forum
All: We are having guests over to the house next week and pulled pork will be the fare. I need to cook four 8 to 10 pound butts.....32 to 40 pounds off meat in total on a large BGE. I have to cook all of them at the same time also. I won't be able to use the V rack this time due to space constraints. Is it possible to stack the butts on top of one another? The grill extender I have from BGE isn't tall enough. I have a couple of old bricks in the garage. Could I put them on the grid and then place another smaller grid on top of that? Is it safe to use old bricks in the BGE? I don't want to poison anyone. Any suggestions will be appreciated.....if you have pics of home made extenders that would be great also.
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  • I have a large and have turbo cooked up to seven butts at one time


  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    I have the BGE extender that turns in the middle and I was able to cook 4 butts at one time. It just took a little cramming and adjusting but I got the job done on all 48 with that set up. If I ever have to do that again I will be buying the swing rack or adjustable rig. ;;)
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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 964
    I am doing a 8.5 pounder right now. If it were me doing four that size I would us my extender it is high enough barely but it would work. The extender I have is the three tier one. Just use the top tier.


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  • This is how I've always done it.

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  • Trout geek - how is the top grid secured?
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  • I just use the bge three level cooking grid, but only use two levels.
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  • Seems like there would be an accessory that is essentially a pole that sticks straight up from the middle of the egg with 4 prongs (i.e. meat hooks) pointing downward that you could secure 4 butts standing up.. 
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  • I use a spider with a small pizza stone , adjustable rig on top
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