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Offline tonymark

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Boston Butt - How fast can the last 30 degrees go?
« on: October 15, 2006, 08:27:29 PM »
I have been smoking on a Big Green Egg for several years.  I use it more for grilling and pizza than for smoking.  Anyway, I made a B. Butt this weekend.  I usually smoke them with Hickory at 225 F, but even after 13 hours the internal temp of butt is still not above 180 F.  I usually take it to 200 F.  Someone told me to wrap in foil and heat to 350 F for the last 20 degrees.  Will this be detrimental to flavor, texture or reheating ability?  This past time I did not wrap it and raise the smoker temp to 350.  The bark came out dark, but darn tasty.

So, when it comes down to it, how fast can the last 20-30 degrees go?  Can I rush this?

TM




Offline 007bond-jb

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Re: Boston Butt - How fast can the last 30 degrees go?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2006, 12:53:27 PM »
You can smoke the the butt at 325 to 350 the whole time it will get done in 4 to 6 hours, you will not be able to taste any difference other than a better bark. Butts are very forgiving due to the high fat content. I do em this way all the time cook till 195 internal & put in a empty ice chest wraped in foil covered with a towel for 1 hour

Offline Bigkauna

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Re: Boston Butt - How fast can the last 30 degrees go?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 02:02:49 PM »
I wrap mine in foil for the last hour or two....225- 250 smoker temp...12-14 hours...goooooddd stuff!!! ;D...BK