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Guessing contest for bragging rights

2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
edited 12:33AM in EggHead Forum
Guess the cooking time of this whole pork shoulder. From start to the time it comes out of the egg and put in the cooler. You don't have to include the rest period.

I will not trim anything off this 20.6 pound whole shoulder ( Butt attached to the picnic ).

I will begin timing the cook when the egg gets stabilized at 250F. The whole shoulder will go in the egg straight from the refrigerator.

Winner gets bragging rights. I will give the whole shoulder time to get to 195F all over then when the first piece of meat gets to 205F internal I will pull the butt off for the rest period. The actual cook will start sometime tomorrow if nothing changes. In a different post. Guessing begins now and no more legal guessing after the cook begins. The actual "for the record clock will be this forum clock" . I will start a post stating Contest post begins and document the entire cook and as soon as the cook comes off I will post end of cook in the beginning post. If any of this makes sense. Tim

Feel free to join in the fun and have a little fun with us. Thanks for looking. :)

I went to see my butcher friend and friend of the family Danny.


A couple days ago he told me to give him a call in a couple of days.


As it has turned out a church group ordered whole pork shoulders and he had some extra ones to sell. He let me pick the one I wanted and of course I picked the heaviest one.








  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    WAG..... 22.5 hours

    edit: i haven't even cooked two that weighed that much total.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,874
    $1.09/lb? I am not speaking to you!

    But... 19:47 :)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    20hrs 15 minutes.
  • GrumpaGrumpa Posts: 861
    25 hours

    You lucky dawg.... oh to have a fresh shoulder like that B)
  • Just over $1 per pound, nice!!!
    I say 30:37
  • Roll TideRoll Tide Posts: 505
    25 hours and 8 minutes
  • Roll TideRoll Tide Posts: 505
    25 hours and 8 minutes
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,698
    19 hr 10 min
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • 34 hours 15 minutes
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Michael, :lol: It it not something he can easily sell so he let me have it at cost or so he said. :whistle: Tim
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    23 hrs,6 mins,41 seconds. ;)
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    That is a big piece o pig. :laugh:

    28hrs 45min :)
  • pcipci Posts: 249
    22hrs,17 min
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,874
    I don't know how well those would sell around here either. Hell, five years ago, it was all I could do to find a butt! Now, I routinely see both butts and shoulders... butts are normally $1.99 and shoulders, $1.79. Rarely on sale. Have never seen them all in one piece.

    Maybe I'll ask for one. Worst he can say is... are you CRAZY! :) I guess I would have to answer - "No, I have an egg." :laugh:

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    Wowsa! 23hrs 47min.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Is that 250° dome & whole shoulder - 1 piece of meat?

    This will be interesting.

    23 hrs.

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Lucky for me I'm a friend and a regular customer. The group needed x amount and Danny had to order by the case and three comes in a case. He had around five cases in the walk in cooler. His order left him with two left over I took one but, could of had both. :blush:
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    26hrs, 20min :ohmy:
    $1.09/lb? :woohoo:
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    18.5 hours. -RP
  • chocdocchocdoc Posts: 461
    31 hours 30 minutes.
  • tcracingtcracing Posts: 378
    25 hours 25 minutes B)
    George Foreman? Who? 
    Tim C. Panama City, Fl. 
    Large, Minimax-soon
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Hey Kent, Yes Sir, 250° dome & whole shoulder - 1 piece of meat!




  • JPFJPF Posts: 592
    Nice meat! Put me in the 25 hour club :)
  • 22 hours 7 minutes
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Hey Tim,they freeze well!!! Call him back and see if he still has the other one.Whole Shoulder is the 2nd best there is.Whole hog is #1.Whole shoulder mixed all together kicks the bejesus outta BB or Picnic alone! ;)
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Good luck with that hunk of meat...
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    Should go 35 hours


    Caledon, ON


  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    18hrs 26min
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Colorado Springs
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