50 Pounds of Butts for a Halloween / End of year celebration at Work Oct 31 for 100 People.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tom c, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    I have 7, 7.1 to 7.4 pound butts to cook for a Halloween / End of year celebration for 100 people. I found out that the most I can cook in my CGPwSFB is 5 butts at a time because of the two temp gages I added to the front of the smoker. So my plan is to cook two runs 4 butts in the first run then do the last three.

    Rubed down and ready to go.


    Friday 11:30pm into the GPwSFB Smoker temp 235.


    Saturday 1:20am


    2:30 AM



    5:15am  IT 170

  2. That is a nice looking bunch of butts you have there. Hard for me to find them that big around here.

    Mostly what I get are between 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 lbs.

    Guess I need to take the road trip to Sams.

    Good luck with them... they are lookin good so far.

    Happy Smokin'

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like a great start!
  4. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Butts are lookin' great!!! That is a ton of work, hopefully you have a helper.
  5. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Those sure look good so far, Tom

  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good!!

    What did you rub with??

  7. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    looks great.  That's a lot of therms !!
  8. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    First run is done and in the coolers at 9:26, all 4 can off within 1 hour..


    2nd load in the smoker at 9:40


    The smoker mods are working great less than 5 degree side to side,



    and the outside of the cooking chamber is barely warm, It's amazing how well ten layer of HD aluminum fitted to the top inside of the chamber will insulate..

    Last edited: Oct 22, 2011
  9. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    My wife, Lorrie was agreat help in the prep work and doing the rub down, It's all me now.

    John Henry"s Texas Pig Rub.
  10. Looking good!!!  [​IMG]
  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like your on track to some great PP [​IMG]
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Great, Tom!!!

    Keep it going!!!

  13. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    Did I mention my mods were working, lol


  14. the bishop

    the bishop Newbie

    What mods did you make?
  15. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Stop at the meat department and talk to the butcher, that is what I used to get all the time 3-4#ers than I ask him one day if I could get whole butts the way he gets them in, now I get anywhere from 7 to 9 #ers they may trim them up a bit, sometimes they just give me the cryoed ones.

    Tom C there is going to be a lot of happy people on halloween, you giving PP sammies out for treats, if so I may have to look you up.
  16. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking smoke man - awesome job
  17. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    First round


    Round two at 165it.

  18. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    Last Butt came off at 9 and in the cooler, 21.5 hours to cook 50 pounds
  19. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Good job!
  20. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic


    Before wraping in towels. I put the butts in 2.5 gals ziplocks bad



    Juice from the last three butt


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