Pork: Danger or no danger

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jason angus, Mar 19, 2017.

Do I trash the meat or keep cooking?

Poll closed Mar 20, 2017.
  1. No puncture, no worry. Keep cooking

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  2. Don't make the pork gods angry. Trash it and take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. You fa

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  1. jason angus

    jason angus Newbie

    Fire started and temp stable at 240. Put 9.5lb Pork Shoulder on at 10:30pm. Check temp at 1:30am and it was stable, life was good. At 9 am this morning the temp dial read 0. 

    The pork was not injected, and no probe was stuck in to the meat to check the temperature. Removed the meat, restarted the fire, and now stable at 250. 

    Not self loathing that I didnt check this early, I am concerned that I fell in to the emphamis danger zone. Do I charge ahead or trash it and rethink dinner tonight.
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's fine....   whole muscle is considered sterile on the inside...  The outer surface was exposed to high temp to kill any surface bacteria.....    You are good to go...... 

  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Dave got you covered.. Enjoy the pork...JJ

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