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Old 06-01-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Should I cover my Boston butt?



I am slow roasting a boston butt today. Is it better to cover it or open roast and what is the ideal roasting temp? I've heard anywhere from 225 to 300.

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Old 06-01-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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I find I like open roasting. Get it started at 425 for 30 minutes, then back down to 275 and let it roast. Check with a meat thermometer after a couple of hours.

Season the outside well before starting.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:10 PM   #3
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Sounds good, thanks!
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:40 PM   #4
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let us know how it goes..
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:44 PM   #5
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Isn't it indecent exposure if you don't?
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:00 PM   #6
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I was about to ask what your Boston butt did!! LOL
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Isn't it indecent exposure if you don't?

It could be quite decent exposure.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:46 AM   #8
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(I started to title the thread: Should I cover my butt? Was unsure of the strictness here.)

It turned out great! I had put a rub of sea salt, paprika, dry mustard, garlic powder and brown sugar the night before. Cooked for 6 hours at 275 (internal temp was just above 190 when I took it out). It pulled perfectly, had a nice crunch on the outside and was quite yummy on buns topped with coleslaw.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:51 AM   #9
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(I started to title the thread: Should I cover my butt? Was unsure of the strictness here.)

It turned out great! I had put a rub of sea salt, paprika, dry mustard, garlic powder and brown sugar the night before. Cooked for 6 hours at 275 (internal temp was just above 190 when I took it out). It pulled perfectly, had a nice crunch on the outside and was quite yummy on buns topped with coleslaw.

Thanks for your help!

Sounds delicious. Leaving the butt uncovered gives you that nice crust or 'bark'. I usually make two butts at a time and freeze the extras in sandwich-sized portions for future use.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:56 AM   #10
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Oh, that sounds so good, Merinda. Glad it worked out.
I waswatching the thread because I didn't know the answer. I only knew the guys did it on the smoker/grill...
no "hands on" the butt myself. (HA HA)


(oh, and thanks for the giggle)
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