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Last Minute Pointers

EgginRNEgginRN Posts: 102
edited 5:49AM in EggHead Forum
I have 3 - 7.5# boneless butts that I picked up last night from costco going on the large at around noon. I am using the Whiz's instructions. This is the first attempt, ANY LAST MINUTE POINTERS>



  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Just read up on the Whiz's site. WessB's is another good one as is Thirdeye''ll be fine.
  • After lighting let the egg stabilize at temp for some time, about 1/2 hr before meat goes on. Once meat is on the temp will drop, do not touch the vents. Looks like you are going to be up late tonight. Good luck.
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    What time do you want them done and what dome temp are you using?
  • EgginRNEgginRN Posts: 102
    250 temp going to pull them at 0700 am before work, foil them and finish if need to at beach.
  • Into the cooler when they are done at 2 or 3 in the morning?

  • EgginRNEgginRN Posts: 102
    Thanks gents, Going well so far, justas the whiz said.

    A GRATEFULL NEWBIE!!! :unsure:
  • EgginRNEgginRN Posts: 102
    Temp has been stable at 225 for an hour: Daisy open and lower vent at about 1 1/2 inches. Is this OK? good smoke. Internal temp at 60 degrees.
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    That is OK, it will take much longer to finish tha a 250 cook. Remember 225 in the dome is around 200 grid temp (indirect). You are trying to get to 195*. It's going to be a while.
  • EgginRNEgginRN Posts: 102
    Will it hurt to open up a bit and get the temp up?
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    not at all
  • EgginRNEgginRN Posts: 102
    THANKS Gene!!! :)
  • EgginRNEgginRN Posts: 102
    These are my openings to maintain a 250 degree temp. Went and got BGE charcoal, did just what the whiz said to do.
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Those settings will raise the temp fast. Actually with the egg that wide open, it will go all the way to 500* indirect eventually.
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Wow, you air holes must be plugged. That's 400 degrees on my large. 1/8" on top and bottom vents is 250 for me.
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