Help with pulled pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by linnied, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. linnied

    linnied Newbie

    I'm new to smoking and have MES 30". I smoked one butt @ temp of 225 to internal temp of 180 and then foil wrapped and cooked to 200 degrees at temp of 275. It came out great.

    I have 2 butts in now. One 10 lbs and one 8 lbs. I made a mistake, though.
    Instead of smoking at 225 I smoked at 240 until they reached 180. Then I foil wrapped and moved temp to 275.

    Does anyone know if these will come out as tender or any remedial fix I can do now?
  2. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Just smoke them til they are 195-205 IT....And probe tender , of course. The temp you cook at is not all that important. It's the temp you cook to and how tender the meat is when done.
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  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    LinnieD Let them get to IT 200* they will pull like butter. Welcome to SMF Lots of good people with great minds that share. The search bar is a great tool. Stop by Roll Call update your profile so everyone can give you warm welcome merry x-mas
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  4. moist

    moist Fire Starter

    I did mine at 250 and turned out good, a bit more fat than I was used to though. Meat was still really tender and tasty though
  5. Where are the pictures ? How did it turn out ?

  6. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    This is great advice. The cook temp does play a part in the end product, but when it comes to pulled pork it is the IT that counts. Once you break 200 degrees IT the fat and connective tissue really melts away and that is when you reach the point where your pork falls apart.
  7. I Smoked at 225 º  one took 11 hours the other 12  internal temps were 206 º when I pulled them.

  8. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice! [​IMG]
  9. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great Linnie! Well done.

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