Dreaded stall has me up late...

Discussion in 'Pork' started by msuiceman, May 15, 2015.

  1. Decided early afternoon to smoke a smallish butt I had defrosted. 6.8lbs.... 10.5 hours later I'm at 165, it was stalled at 160 for a long, long, long time.

    Looks like its needing a few more hours, so looks like I'm pulling a late one. Doesn't help that my wife is back in the hospital, so I'm taking care of a 5 y/o and a 7 day old. Got my hands full.

    I doubted I was going to sleep much because of the baby, didn't know it was really going to be because of the pork butt.
     
  2. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Turn the heat up  [​IMG]
     
  3. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    How's it coming? Just tend to the kids, the meat will do its own thing. Just like feeding a baby, the butt will be done when it's done. I hope your wife returns home soon. Good luck.
    -Ryan
     
  4. ZERO sleep. bad night for the 7 day old (which in turn means bad night for me). But anyways, the butt is at 191 right now, it hit a slight second stall it seemed like at 180. I may turn up the heat a bit to 250 to try to bring it up the last couple degrees before my day really gets going.
     
  5. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Keep it going and keep us posted. I just put my butt on about an hour and a half ago. I considered starting it last night ,but after several beers, I changed my mind. 4 AM came too early 😉.
    -Ryan
     
  6. bumped it up to 255 trying to get this thing finished before a trip to the hospital to see mom. man, this butt is STUBBORN. taking as long as some 11lb butts I've done in the past.
     
  7. All done at 19 hours.. I have to say, it looks and smells great.
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  8. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    That does look good. Are you planning to rest it before pulling?
     
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty! Hope you get some sleep soon!
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Update?
     
  11. I rested it for 2 hours foiled and tented. It pulled very easily, little vinegar/drippings finishing sauce applied. Great flavor, wish the bark had a bit more flavor, needed more salt (though I am trying to keep that down a little). Overall an A-, which is still quite good, but not quite perfect as my last couple have come out. It was a bit of a spur of the moment thing, where the others were better planned.
     
  12. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Purdy.....Hope the Mrs. is well....
     
  13. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Good for you! Mine turned out well today too.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2015

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