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Old 12-06-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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Cooking Boston Butt Question...

forgive my ignorance..I am new to this forum..usually participate in medical forums since I practice medicine for a living...Here is my very basic question..I am going to be cooking 6 boston butts (7-9 lbs each) on a Southern Grill designed for cooking pigs "pig pickin'" (those of you that live in the Carolinas know exactly what kind I am talking about...

What temp and how long for the butts..I have cooked many whole pigs but never the butts and have no idea about how long I should expect to cook these slow cooked babies.....so I can plan when to be done of course....any help here?
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:53 AM   #2
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Mr Bob, barely understand your question cos I am a long, long way away from the Carolinas but I am sure there are heaps of people who will be able to give you some of the answers you seek. I just came on to say, "Welcome"! :-)
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:44 AM   #3
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Welcome to DC Mr. Bob....

225*--250* to an internal temp. of 190*+.... Use a thermometer not a clock to determine doneness. 1 to 1/5 hours per pound would be a good ball park time to plan your day!

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Old 12-06-2007, 08:32 AM   #4
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Welcome to DC Mr. Bob....

225*--250* to an internal temp. of 190*+.... Use a thermometer not a clock to determine doneness. 1 to 1/5 hours per pound would be a good ball park time to plan your day!

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thanks....U.B. That was what I was looking for...

Bill...a grill like I am talking about is constructed from an old discarded oil tank...around 500 gallons...and it is put on wheels to pull behind a car or truck. it is usually gas operated (propane/bottled) and they are designed in many ways. they are usually "personalized" here in the south so that "grillers" jockey for "bragging rights" on how great our grill is compared to our neighbors. We drag them to all kinds of events and usually cook pigs on them and the product is served right off the grill with the eaters just pulling meat off the pig hence the name "pig pickin". How each cooks their pig is generally some sort of silly secret (do you flip yours? No I never do...well I do, and if you don;t it don;t cook right, ....Oh I never flip mine.,...well then you don;t know how to cook a pig....yak yak yak....(LOL)) you get the picture....Cookin' a pig in the south is considered some sort of an art form....(LOL again)

thanks for the welcome...I look forward to participating

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Old 12-06-2007, 08:47 AM   #5
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How each cooks their pig is generally some sort of silly secret (do you flip yours? No I never do...well I do, and if you don;t it don;t cook right, ....Oh I never flip mine.,...well then you don;t know how to cook a pig....yak yak yak....(LOL)) you get the picture....Cookin' a pig in the south is considered some sort of an art form....(LOL again)

And everybody knows that a Whole hog cooked in Mississippi is 12 times better than anything that was ever cooked in North Carolina..or South Carolina,,or anywhere else for that matter...Even Australia Bilby!!
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:50 AM   #6
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And everybody knows that a Whole hog cooked in Mississippi is 12 times better than anything that was ever cooked in North Carolina..or South Carolina,,or anywhere else for that matter...Even Australia Bilby!!

There you go exaggerating again, Uncle Bob. The real number is closer to 11.9 times better.
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And everybody knows that a Whole hog cooked in Mississippi is 12 times better than anything that was ever cooked in North Carolina..or South Carolina,,or anywhere else for that matter...Even Australia Bilby!!
that probably is true since the hurricane took all your Hardees and McDonalds... Everyone knows that in Mississippi food from a backyard grill is better than anything you can get anywhere else (LOL)
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that probably is true since the hurricane took all your Hardees and McDonalds... Everyone knows that in Mississippi food from a backyard grill is better than anything you can get anywhere else (LOL)
Amen to that brother....Especially MY backyard...

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Amen to that brother....Especially MY backyard...

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Population 61??????? Well........maybe Red Springs ain;t smaller after all...we have 64 (LOL)

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Population 61??????? Well........maybe Red Springs ain;t smaller after all...we have 64 (LOL)

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