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Butt mistake-will they be OK?

HooterHooter Posts: 134
edited 8:21PM in EggHead Forum
Set my egg up last night to do two 7.5 lb. butts. Hooked up the bbq guru, but mistakenly plugged the power cord into the "fan out". So the fan blew all night long and I didn't know it. I just got up and looked at them and the egg temp was at 360 and the butts were at 200. I'm going to take them off. Do ya'll think they will still be OK to eat?


  • Dos HuevosDos Huevos Posts: 368
    Hooter,[p]While they may not be what you expected and probably didn't plateau as much as you'd like, you'll probably still be pleasantly surprised at how good they are.[p]Keep us posted...
  • HooterHooter Posts: 134
    Dos Huevos,[p]Thanks. I hope so. They are for a swim team pep rally this afternoon with around 40 people. I hope they turn out OK!
  • Hooter,[p]If the time at 200 internal wasn't very long, the butts may be ok but I am sure the quality might not be there. Butts can be cooked at 350 and come out great but they must come off the cooker at about 195-200 degrees for best results. [p]Dave

  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    At times like these, remember the words of Julia Child: "they won't know there's anything wrong unless you tell them". LOL[p]Ken

  • EddieMacEddieMac Posts: 423
    A little bit o' sauce and everything will O.K.......[p]Ed McLean....eddiemac
    Ft. Pierce, FL[p]

  • HooterHooter Posts: 134
    Blue Smoke,

    You got that right! I just hope they aren't going to be dry. I put them in a cooler wrapped in foil and a towel for awhile. I'll pull and add some vinegar sauce at that point.
  • Hooter,[p]PLEASE find yourself an ice chest where you can wrap them tightly in heavy duty tin foil and leave them in there all day. No reason to pull them now. Put several towels over them and don't open the ice chest. Remove them later and pull 'em.[p]Jaymer...
  • HooterHooter Posts: 134
    Kept the butts in a cooler until 1:00. Pulled them then, put in a crock pot, and served at 6:00. The whole thing was gone in about 30 minutes.

    Thanks for the reassurances!
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