Pork butt temp question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tucker81, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. I just posted a question in the beef section and I have the same question about a pork butt. What happens if you pull it off before the recomended temp, like about 175-180.
     
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you pull it sooner than that, you won't be able to pull it for pulled pork sammies. Instead, you'll want to slice the meat and even then, it may be tad dry.
     
  3. What Laurel said. Take it to somewhere around 200 and it should just fall apart for you. Don't forget to rest it in the cooler for awhile before you pull it. Good luck.

    Dave
     
  4. pork is safe at 145 according to the dept of health
    temps above the safe temp change the texture
    165 -175 slice
    175 - 190 chop\pull mostly chop
    190+ pull
    most of the bbq ive eaten in my life has been chopped 175 ish degrees just depends on how you like it
     
  5. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    no pulling for U
     
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You slice it.Very good.I buy butt all the time at 99 cent a pound,and if not making sausage,i cut into inch thick steaks,rub, sear one minute a side and into 350 oven for 5 minutes a side.This will be the porkiest steak you have had for awhile.Cheap,Quick,Good.
     
  7. mharrison

    mharrison Newbie

    Good Info here!
     
  8. Thanks for all the help. I took it out at about 185 and it turned out great. This was my first one and will be this often. Sorry no q. Try to next time.
     

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