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JackbytheseaJackbythesea Posts: 102
edited 3:35PM in EggHead Forum
Is there a way to cook an 8lb Butt in about 8 hours. Having some friends over tonite and everyone wants one. Problem is I didn't go get it yet! Thinking about 375 for about 8 hours on the large with everything else the same. HELP!


  • Jackbythesea,
    375 would be way to much heat. I'd try 275,
    check the temperature about an hour before you're ready. If you need to crank it up to 325-350 do it then. You should be ok.

  • Charlie, Thanks have you ever done it that way?

  • Jackbythesea,
    Cut it in half

  • jackbythesea,
    Yes I have. If you put an 8lb. but in an oven and set it at 350 it would probably take about 3 hrs. to cook it.
    Also, if you have an injector, try injecting it with some Ken's Honey Terraki Sauce. Make sure you don't use any brand with sesame seeds.

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Jackbythesea,[p]How about turning it into two 4# butts?? Heheee. Yes, you can do a shortcut, hi-temp, quick-cook butt. Cooker temp is 350°, indirect set up with a drip pan. [p]Aggressively trim the fat. This will result in a less greasy finished product....remember you are rushing through the time normally used for rendering. Inject the butt until it won't take any more, rub as usual. I stay away from a rub with too much sugar.[p]Cook for 2 hours with smoke a bit heavier than usual. (Tent it at 1-1/2 hours if the color is getting away from you). Remove (at two hours) and wrap in double layer of foil and go in to a 325° oven until the internal hits 195°. This will take about 3 hours. Rest in an insulated cooler for at least an hour, two is better. [p]There you are in 7 hours. Everyone I know that does this uses 7 or 8 # butts, I have never tried it on small ones, I would think size works in your favor. [p]~thirdeye~

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  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    I tasted this at eggtoberfest 99 and it was good.

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