Can't get pork shoulder past 192???

Discussion in 'Pork' started by boogie1, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. I have smoked a bunch of boston butts but this is a 1st for me.

    I usually pull my shoulders at 195~205

    Had the normal stall @ 166 temp came on up to 192 and stopped and has not budged in several hours.

    What's up with that?
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    What temp are you cooking at?  I have seen it happen, nothing surprises me anymore when cooking butts 
     
  3. 235 I moved my internal temp probe to another spot just to make sure I wasn't crazy it read 195. Looks fine I guess it's just wanting to see who is more patient. I got nothin but time!
     
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    That's a good attitude for low and slow!
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've had butts stall multiple times and at higher temps, especially when cooking at temps below 265.
     
  6. bigwheel

    bigwheel Smoking Fanatic

    Boost the heat. 275-300 works great for butts and picnics. Trying to warm it to death over long expanses of time has a tendency to dry it out on most pits.
     
  7. So anyway.... I ended up just waiting it out and it ended up fine. Still very moist perfect for pulling. Just gave to be prepared to go longer if you have to. Cooked on the BGE.
     

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