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Old 07-15-2006, 05:42 AM   #1
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Spending a Saturday with my two best Butts!

A group of my wife’s relatives are visiting today. My wife is taking them, including her young nephew, to search for gems somewhere nearby (Thank You Lord for sparing me!) and I get to stay home to prepare BBQ for an afternoon meal. :biggrin:

I purchased a couple of Boston Butts, about seven pounds each, at BJ’s. They’re a little larger than I normally use so I’m starting a little earlier than when I planned. I’m grilling with charcoal and using hickory chunks to add just a little smoke to the process. I put the butts on the grill around 5 am so I’m thinking they’ll be ready by 4 pm. =P~

Wish me luck! I hope everything goes well.


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Old 07-15-2006, 06:03 AM   #2
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What you cook on panther? You may have said before, but if you did, I forgot. Hope it all goes well. Remember the website's pic requirement.
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:19 AM   #3
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Good Morning everyone. It's going to be a HOT one here in Charlotte.

Finney, I use a CharGriller.

I added more charcoal at 7 am. The temp went up a little too high when I added the new coals so I had to close off the ventilation to cool her down. #-o


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Butts don't care about fluctuations too much. Just keep it in "the range".
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who's hosting your pics? I can't enlarge em. Always like to do that to see the finished product. :biggrin:
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:46 AM   #6
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who's hosting your pics? I can't enlarge em. Always like to do that to see the finished product. :biggrin:
Photobucket. I always edit them in Photoshop before I upload them so I can keep the size down. Sorry......
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Looks like you are off to a great start! But at 7lbs each, won't it take 14 hrs or more to finish them?? Glad you didn't have to go gem hunting either!!
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Looks like you are off to a great start! But at 7lbs each, won't it take 14 hrs or more to finish them?? Glad you didn't have to go gem hunting either!!
I usually use ones that are 5-6 pounds and they're ready around 10.5 hrs or so. Think it will take that much longer for these?
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well it all depends on what temp he's cooking at.
Sounds like he's done it enough to make a decent guess on the time.
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You can increase the temp and finish them quicker. If you are cooking at 225, 11 hours may not be enough.

If you cook at 275, you'll probably be ok.

Or, you can wrap in foil to speed them up.
We'll see. It's just family so they can wait if they're not ready in 11 hrs. :biggrin:

I try to maintain it around 225 throughout and I never use foil. I test the internal temp and when it's at 190, I usually leave them on for additional 25 minutes or so. Since they're larger than I usually buy, I'll just have to play it by ear. It's pretty easy to touch them and see when they're getting close to the right texture based on the one's I've done in the past.

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no worries, if you run short of time, just increase the temp some.
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no worries, if you run short of time, just increase the temp some.
You could also foil! :biggrin:
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Turned the butts at 12:30....time for another beer..........

Looking pretty good so far to me at least.....

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ok, I got my beer.
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Those butts are looking good. =P~ How did you prep them and what kind of rub did you use?
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Just got a call from my wife. They've bailed on the gem hunting already! Can't blame them because it's getting rather toasty here in Carolina!!

Butts are coming along just fine.....................
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Of course they're not home on time so that gives me some wiggle room on the cooking time! #-o

Gotta find another beer time before my wife and her family comes home......

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Well, here's the finished product. Turned out pretty good, very tasty IMO! The family seemed to like it even though they did have to wait a little while longer than expected.


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Now thats what I call a meal. Way to go.

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Well I’d call those a couple of Gems….
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