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Scooter B 12-13-2012 10:51 AM

Cooking 2 Butts for the crew at work tomorrow. Questions?
So we are doing a Christmas cookout for the crew at work tomorrow, one of the guys is doing 2 briskets hunks on his small offset (it will be tight) I am doing 2 7 LB butts. I will have 7 hours for my cook. I was thinking about trying to do them on my mini WSM, they will fit with my rack set up. I also have a ECB that I can bring to the yard (and leave it there) and do one on each. It is worthless after the first 3 hours. We also have a 22" kettle out there that I can use as my warming oven once I foil them. I'm not bringing the monster 22.5 out there for just two skinny butts, its a long interstate haul and just too much crap to strap down.

I plan on running them close to 300 until they are ready for foil. Do ya'll think I can pull it off on the mini? It should be a chilly 68 degrees outside :cool:

PatAttack 12-13-2012 11:21 AM

I think it's totally doable. You're on the right track and I'd use the mini, too.

duelin j 12-13-2012 11:24 AM

Easily, IMHO.... Pulling it or slicing it?

Scooter B 12-13-2012 12:14 PM

Pulling it for sammiches

duelin j 12-13-2012 12:23 PM

Definitely doable..... Good luck and post some pics

tb80 12-13-2012 01:33 PM

Should work. I just smoked a 6 pounder on my mini at 300 on Saturday. It worked great.

Cayman1 12-13-2012 03:05 PM

No problem at all.

tnjimbob 12-13-2012 03:18 PM

absolutely doable. Smoke, foil, rest, pull. Good luck to you!

Skidder 12-13-2012 03:23 PM

Is it possible to smoke them till they hit 160 then add liquid and foil, then do the cooler thing and put them in the oven at a higher heat till done after you get there?

Toast 12-13-2012 04:15 PM

You might want to rotate them if one is closer to heat than the other.

Bludawg 12-13-2012 04:29 PM

I cook my butts at 300 no foil in a 7 lber the bone should just about fall out in 5 hrs

Scooter B 12-13-2012 06:45 PM

Thanks Guys! That's the plan then. We don't have an oven, it's a construction site/yard with a trailer. It's all fire, all the time. We'll be cooking for 6:00 AM, the butts are all slathered and rubbed and sitting in the fridge.

I'll let you know how it goes.

1911Ron 12-13-2012 08:02 PM

Sounds like you have a good plan, good luck! I too would use the mini:thumb:

Enkidu 12-13-2012 08:07 PM

Definitely doable. Did 2 ~7 lb. butts on my mini several months ago.

Scooter B 12-17-2012 12:17 PM

They came out pretty good, wrapped them in foil at 160, cranked up the heat due to time issues and ran the up to 191. I only rested for 30 min, which I think was my downfall. most of the meat pulled easily, except for the muscle around the bone area, it had to be sliced. The bone didn't pull out as easily as it normaly does.

I think if they were a bit smaller it would have worked better, but the mini was just overloaded and I didn't have the time I needed. I ran it wide open and changed out my coals halfway to keep temp up.

No one seemed to notice though, everyone thought the mini was the coolest thing they had ever seen and they raved about what I would call the worst butts I've cooked in a long time. The briskets were a little smoke heavy, but everyone seemed to love it as well.

Good time had by all.

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