I fell down and couldn't get up!!

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by graybeard, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I was smoking a butt and fell asleep. The butt got to about 200 around 1:30 AM next thing I knew it was 6:00 AM and the butt was 80 degrees. The ambient temp is 30 @ 6:30.
    I know this is a close call but it's kinda like smoking the butt til it's 200 and then putting it in a fridge that's 30 degrees. Not knowing what to do I have put it in the oven to get it to 205.
    WHAT THE HECK DO I DO??
    Thanks

    UPDATE: I got it warm enough in the oven to pull and it tasted dang good so if I don't get sick in the next few hours it will be OK.
     
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok graybeard, not what ya want to hear but I got this off the USDA food safety site.

    Discard any food left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours (1 hour if the temperature was above 90 °F).
     
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You'll be receiving NO points today.......
     
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As long as it was 30 degrees outside, I wouldn't worry about safety. It would take a long time to get it back up to temp. I would just try pulling it the way it is or slice it and stay awake next time.[​IMG]

    Bubba's right. No pics, no points.
     
  5. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Doh!!!!!!!



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  6. crusty ol salt

    crusty ol salt Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I know this is not for everybody but i agree with bassman. i would be slicin' and choppin' that bad boy. Here is my reasoning, if i would take a 200* butt and throw it directly into the freezer @ 30*, i would be willing to bet it would have a very similar cool down rate as the one you described. just my thoughts on the subject

    Good Luck
     
  7. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I agree totally.
     
  8. when in doubt, throw it out
     
  9. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    I'd hit it.
     
  10. crusty ol salt

    crusty ol salt Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I see ya gave it a taste test, the uestion is are ya still kickin'?
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pull it, slice it, dice it, it'll all be ok.
     
  12. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    After eating more than a pound and sharring a few porkers everyone is still alive and kickin. This butt was somewhat different. Not sure if it was the way it was PUT UP or not but it had less fat and more of a chewy texture. The pulled pork is kept in a plastic container and it is not sticking together at all.
    Thanks too all that helped me save my BUTT!

    beard
     
  13. crusty ol salt

    crusty ol salt Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Glad it all worked out for you
     
  14. Raw meat maybe - but cooked ? That would be ridiculous.
     

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