butt only at 124-130

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by bagbeard, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. im cooking a 9 1/2 lb boston butt and after 4 hours only at 124-130.  yesterday i cooked one and at this point it was at 142F.  a lot windier today.

    do i need to worry??
     
  2. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    what temp are you cooking at?
     
  3. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would not worry, especially if you notice its much windier today than yesterday. Just let the baby go. Try not to peek! :)
     
  4. cooking at 200-255.  big range due to gusty winds
     
  5. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    wind and cold will suck the heat out of your smoker, even with the door closed, try and build a wind break around it....plus each chunk of meat has a mind of its own, some will have a major stall others will glide right thru it while smoking...be patient, it will be fine
     
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Unless you injected it, inserted the probe too soon, or otherwise modified the structure of the "intact muscle", you should be fine.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  7. i inserted probe after 4 hours. IT was 126.
     
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Finish it.

    Pass me a plate!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  9. 12 1/2 hours in and at 196, almost time to pull the meat

    foiled at 160
     
  10. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You got good info from Merv, enjoy the Pork...JJ
     
  11. thanks all

    meat at 198 about to pull it off.  waiting on those last few degrees seems to take an eternity !!

    come on out to our event. there will be 20 lbs of pulled pork goodness in scotland ontario
     

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