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First Boston Butt

resullivanresullivan Posts: 28
edited 12:50PM in EggHead Forum
Just got the egg about a month ago. Giving my first Boston butt a try. I just put it on 30 minutes ago so it has another 14hr+ to go.

Here we go with the pictures.

7.18 lbs

The rub.

Rub applied 24 hours prior to being put on grill.

Ready for the fridge.

Ingredients for the injection.

Heat up to dissolve rub.

Finished product.

Get the hickory chips ready.

Getting the fire started. Hope that is enough fuel.

Cook some dinner first.

Dinner complete.

Injecting the butt.

Done injecting.

The grill setup.

Grill @250, butt on @8:00pm


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    That is gonna be a little bit of heaven sometime tomorrow. ;)



    Caledon, ON


  • Bobby-QBobby-Q Posts: 1,994
    Looking good. Couple of pointers or other ways to do stuff.
    You don't need to soak your chips.
    Most folks inject before they rub, but yours looks pretty good.

    Can't wait to see the finished photos.
    Good luck with your cook.
  • I remember my first BB! Great feeling.... Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Looking good.
    You might check the internal temp before you go 14hrs. You dont want to go much past 200.
  • 1 Hour in and the temp on the grill went up to about 280. Adjusted the vent a little. I was going to check the temp on the butt at about 10 hours.
  • Good luck! I can't wait to cook my first butt! I have had my egg about a month as well.
  • 11 hours in I took a peak and a temp. Its @185 now so I am thinking about another 2 hours.

  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,232
    How did you sleep last night? Did you keep running out and checking it? I probably would of. Can't wait to see the finished product :)
  • Before I went to bed the temp got a little high so adjusted the heat. It had just got at 250 so I was a little nervous that it would keep getting down. I did keep waking up about every 2 hours. It stayed right at 240-250 all night with no adjustments.
  • It didn't take as long to cook as I thought. It is 195+ throughout. I have pulled off and double wrapped in tinfoil.

    should I put in refrigerator? How long until I should pull it apart?
  • MemphistideMemphistide Posts: 207
    most on here say 4-5 hrs, but I have kepot mine wrapped in a cooler for as long as 24 before serving
  • When you say cooler is that an empty cooler with just the butt, or do I need to be cooling the butt down until its cold?
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Wrap in foil, then towels and into an empty cooler. It will stay hot for up to 4 hours, then you can pull it and serve.
    If you are going to be longer than four hours before eating, some will refrigerate whole, then rewarm and pull. Others will hot-cooler it for a couple of hours, then pull and refrigerate. Rewarming is easy - put in large pan, and add either a can of Coke Classic or I prefer a cup each of apple juice and water. Seal the top with foil and reheat in the oven.

    Either way, you are going to have some happy people later today ! :woohoo: :woohoo:
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