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Greetings from south Georgia! I've had a Chargriller Outlaw for a few years but was always hesitant. Just recently, I've smoked a few racks of babybacks. I just put a Boston Butt on about 20 minutes ago. I rubbed it with brown sugar and a liberal amount of Bad Byron's Butt Rub. I wrapped it and left it in the fridge for almost 12 hours. I laid it out to come to room temp before putting it on the smoker. I haven't made any mods to the smoker but hope to in the near future. The butt is just over 8 lbs. I anticipate the cooking time to be 12 hours. My plan is to start spraying it with apple juice after 2 hours and each following hour. Once the internal temp reaches 145, I plan on wrapping it in aluminum foil and putting it back on until it reaches 205. Then wrapping the butt, foil and all, in a towel and placing it in a tight cooler to rest. Wish me luck.

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Sounds like a good plan.  Don't forget to add a bit of moisture to the foil when you wrap the butt.  You may be pushing it at 12 hours, the last ones I did took almost 16 hours.   Once foiled you can transfer the butt to an oven if you get tired of watching the smoker.


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If I do decide to finish it in the oven, would I stay in the 225 - 250 range or what and for how long?

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You know you are going to make that decision the later in the day it gets.  Yea, start at 225 - 240 but as you get tired you will probably crank the oven up to 260 to get the darn thing finished.  You are taking the meat to an IT of close to 210 and at an oven temp of 225 that can take forever.   Once it moves out of the stall it will move along fairly quickly.   Don't fall asleep.  A butt put on 8 am that take 15 hrs puts you into sleepy time.  Use a thermo with an alarm in it and hope it wakes you up when it hits the proper internal temp.   Set an alarm clock as backup!  Learned this from experience  Hehe

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Yes. Until the internal temp hit 205.

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I already had it wrapped up before I thought about pictures. Internal temp got above 205 at just under 10 hrs. I've pulled it from the heat and wrapped it in a towel and have worked it into a tight fitting cooler. I plan to let it rest there for a bout 2 hours before venting it for 20 more minutes. I seem to have had a little trouble regulating the heat. I hope to mod the stack with vent hose and put in grate level thermometers in the near future. We'll just see how it turns out this time.


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I'm sure it will be good.

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