View Full Version : My first cook of 2008.

01-01-2008, 09:18 AM
Gonna do fast butts today. It is only 2degrees outside now w/some wind. I have never tried the fast cook method. Will be interesting never tried to get the offset up to 350. 2 9lbers. Cannot wait for dinner!!

01-01-2008, 09:26 AM
Im doing a butt on the kettle..about 300 or so. Ft Collins?I went to CSU...great town.

01-01-2008, 10:28 AM
Lookin good. Hope to see the finished pics!

01-01-2008, 10:32 AM
Good luck. Be sure to keep the wind off that offset and keep it stoked. I cooked two packers last year for the super bowl in a 2 degree F wind storm and it was challenging at best.

01-01-2008, 05:41 PM
Well it is done. Took it to 200 then let sit for about 1 hour. I foiled it at 3 hours and took it off at 6 hours. They were 9lbs each. Bone fell out.
They are so moist!!!! Not to much bark though. I attribute that to the Traeger. (Yes I cheated. Was worried about getting the offset to 350. But will try it later). Great flavor. It fell apart in my hands. So a little overcooked maybe?
I did them in the foil pan to catch the drippings. Makes an excelent sauce. (I had put a little beer in the bottom in the begining.)
Nice to know this works. Still like the low and slow for the more smoke flavor but in a pinch this is great!!
What do you think?

Paulie G.
01-01-2008, 06:37 PM
Lookin good

01-01-2008, 06:40 PM
Looks like it turned out pretty good.

BBQ Grail
01-01-2008, 08:45 PM
You have a couple really nice butts there.

Happy New Year.