temp problem on pork butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bowtieracin, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. bowtieracin

    bowtieracin Smoke Blower

    I put in a 9lb butt at 8 am and 1its just now at 139 do i need to worry about anything and is there any way to tell if it mite be bad? Thanks for any info and i no i no q. But i can't seem to get the pics on here my bad.
  2. dewoof01

    dewoof01 Newbie

    What temp is your smoker at?
  3. bowtieracin

    bowtieracin Smoke Blower

    it was mostly round 225 i bumped it up to 250 to get it up ther meats at 147 now
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    In 2009 the USDA Food Safety Code was changed to 41 F to 134 F in under 4 hours for meats that don't meet the intact muscle rule. What temp was the meat when you put it in the smoker? If 5 hours it was 139 I would guess that you were very close or past the 134 mark at 4 hours. 

    Did you inject the meat? Did you put the temp probe in right at the beginning of the smoke?
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If I am doing large pork butts (8 lbs and above) I usually set the smoker at 250º to start with, once I get the internal temp up to 130º, I will lower it back to 225º.

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