Pulled pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by justin slinkard, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. I am smoking a 4 lb butt in my electric smoker. Smoking at 225. It's been going for 8 hours now and temp is still just 165. I wrapped it in foil about two hours ago when it was at 155. Why is it taking so long? I though 2 hour per pound should get it to 200. What did I do wrong? 
     
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Are you sure of the smoker temp? 
     
  4. smokinal

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

    Sometimes they just take a long time.

    And as Scar said, "Are you sure of the smoker temp?"
     
  5. It's an electric smoker so I have it set to 225. It never got above 230. I don't have a gauge on the grate to see what the exact temp is but I figured the smokers built in guage was fine. It finally finished after 12 hours. Just didn't figure a little 4 pounded would take so long. Lol
     
  6. And it's a 4 rack masterbuilt stand up electric smoker. I've smoked ribs perfectly in it and everything else. Just had trouble with the pulled pork. 
     
  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I would bet $$$ to doughnuts that your smoker thermo is off by at least 15 degrees. You need to get a good thermo and calibrate it w/ boiling water.

    water boils @212 degF . You were probably only cooking at 205 -210 and that would explain the 3 hrs / lb.
     

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