Pulled pork won't come up to temp

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mattyoc20, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. mattyoc20

    mattyoc20 Smoke Blower

    I have had a pork butt on since 6am. Pork Temp got up to 190 so I took the foil off to try and get a bark on it. My temp has now dropped to 181? What's the deal? I am suppose to be eating in an hour? Running the smoker between 225-250. I can't wait another 3 hours to eat. Can anyone give me any insight as to wahat is going on?
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    When you removed the foil...A whole bunch of moisture evaporated and cooled the meat, dropping the IT. Don't sweat the IT. When it is probe tender, probe slides in little to no resistance and/or the bone slides out easily, it is done, regardless of IT. Rest on counter until you can handle it and pull it. Worst case you are ready to eat. pull what you can and Chop the rest. When reheating, they will break down more...JJ
     
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  3. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ahhhh, true wisdom. 
     
  4. mattyoc20

    mattyoc20 Smoke Blower

    Thanks chef J. Pork was awesome. I was scared there for a minute!!!
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great to hear![​IMG],,,JJ
     

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