Butts Takin Forever

Discussion in 'Pork' started by scarbelly, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Put 2 Butts in last nite at 7. One was 4.7 and the other was 7.9. Smoker temp is running at 225- 250 and am still only at 179 even moved the thermometer 4 times to check. They stalled at 169 for almost 3 hours
    Guess I am going to work a little later than I planned
     
  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    really? mine are done by 8 hrs.
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I really don't know what happened on these. Mine usually take 1.5 avg per pound but these are killing me
     
  4. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    meh....work can wait!
     
  5. smoked food is more important than work, isn't it?
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree 100% but my boss and the govt agencies I design security for have other ideas. [​IMG]
     
  7. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep the plateau stall. Mine actually stalled a couple times yesterday. Have another beer and wait it out. [​IMG]
     
  8. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, but that's what they make sick leave for. You sound like you are getitng a little sick, haha
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just posted my out of office in an off site meeting on my email
    Luckily I can do most of what I do from home
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You could probably foil them and make them hurry if you need to just add a good spritz when foiling and they should finish much faster
     
  11. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's one benefit of foiling/panning 'em up. It does speed things up towards the end...getting from 180* to 205* can seem to take an eternity without foiling, and helps to keep alot of moisture in the meat, too.

    Sounds like you'll be able to do what you need to do there, that's a cool deal.

    Eric

    Edit: you beat me to it Jerry...LOL! Got some distractions here.
     
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Might just do that - finally just hit 192 - it is so strange how one batch will take forever. Temp over nite was in the high 50's so that should not have made a difference
     
  13. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Thats the biggest reason I laugh when people tell me they cook by time and not temps. Theres just way to much difference in the same cuts of meat even the same size. Glad to hear your getting close to being done enjoy it. Send some of that cool weather down here we're in the 90's again [​IMG]
     
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just pulled them to foil - the both literally fell apart pulling them off the racks - the instant read shows them at 193 so the ET73 was OK
    I am just going to foil and cooler them and be done - tastes good to
    Pics to follow
     
  15. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Cool yea if the bone slides out easy they are done [​IMG]
     
  16. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is the only shot I got of them - the camera battery went dead LOL

    They are litterally falling apart done - I do like the injection also - kept them very moist
     
  17. looks great!
     
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I guess we did OK. The bride and her mom came by and wanted to sit down and eat the both of them on the spot -LOL

    Now its time for the nuts and the smoked mozzarella
     
  19. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Been there a couple times myself...maybe a couple times too many. I started using my Razr cell phone cam for the past couple weeks, and battery life is never an issue...no flash though, so light up the night when you need to.


    Looks mighty tender, my friend...and that bark...I likey...very good smoke!

    Eric
     
  20. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    looks good!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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