How low and slow?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by erikyoung1111, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. erikyoung1111

    erikyoung1111 Newbie

    Hey guys,

    I am smoking for the first time this season (it's finally not freezing out there!) I use the Old Smokey electric smoker and had some good results last summer with it. I bought a 3.5 pound pork butt yesterday and brined it overnight. I wanted to go low and slow, especially since it's such a small piece. Right now the cooking temp. is at 150F. Is this too low? Should I crank it up a bit? 

    Let me know your thoughts, as I usually smoke around 225F. Thanks! 
  2. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    I would crank it up a little. I do all my butts at 225*, you don't want the meat staying in the danger zone too long. Good luck, David.
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2016
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yes, 150 is way too low. You want your smoker around 225 like you usually do.

    Doesn't matter if it's a small butt or a big one you still want to keep the smoker temp around 225.

  4. gditys

    gditys Fire Starter

    I think its too low way to low
  5. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] It's not the cooking temp but the IT that counts I never smoke below 225 . Like Al said your in the safety zone raise that temp now!
  6. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Yep, they've got you covered.  225* will make you some great PP


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