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Traeger

dgd829dgd829 Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
edited September 2020 in DawgNation 5-star Chef Zone

Hey DawgNation,

With Saturday rapidly approaching and the dawgs squaring off against the HOGS I figured this would be the perfect game to make a pork butt.

Does anybody on here have any tips for cooking a pork butt/shoulder on a Traeger specifically? I just got a Traeger as a gift and I am trying to figure out the best temp to cook it at and how long it usually takes!

I wanna put it on at midnight or 1:00 a.m. so that I can pull it off in the morning and wrap it and then finish it around 1-2.

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  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,756 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Lots of good stuff on here, and I'm sure some of the guys could weigh in on your specific question as well.

    https://forum.dawgnation.com/discussion/12575/smokin-grillin-and-chillin-while-sipping-your-favorite-beverage#latest

  • mattmd2mattmd2 Posts: 1,976 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Congratulations on the new smoker! An exciting day in any man’s (or woman’s) life.

    Key factor for how long is: how big is your butt? You’ll need to allow 1.5-2hrs per lb.

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 4,697 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited September 2020

    I’ve read that and tried both ways. I didn’t notice anything significant but some of the old timers that own some local bbq joint say do it. Most do some say it doesn’t matter. I say why not set it while I’m throwing some logs on the Lang smoker.

    Edit - I agree it’s pretty hard to mess up on a traeger

  • roydawgroydawg Posts: 580 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited September 2020

    Following the advice of those old timers is never a bad idea!


    edited to add: I really wish I had room for a Lang. Can’t beat those. First thing I’ll buy when I move back to Georgia.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,756 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I am so glad someone else is disturbed by that phenomenon. I find it not just unattractive but borderline unholy.

  • NOVADAWGNOVADAWG Posts: 921 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Make sure you post a picture after it is done or it doesn’t count.

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 4,697 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • dgd829dgd829 Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Pics will be posted around 2:00 tomorrow!

  • rwdennisrwdennis Posts: 28 ✭✭ Sophomore
    edited September 2020

    One more thing to keep in mind - every piece of meat is different and some take a lot longer to cook than others. I have had one be done in 8-10 hours and another exactly the same size take 18 hours. I did not wrap for either of those - wrapping will definitely help you get through the stall a lot faster. Regardless, once it gets to the desired internal temp, you can take it off and wrap it in foil first and then wrap that up in an old towel and place it in a cooler - it will stay warm for hours. Just make sure it isn't one of your good towels (my wife didn't appreciate that very much).

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