Help please

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jond, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Hi all,

    I have had a butt (4.5lb) on the smoker since 14:20 at a fairly constant 225, it's now been on for 7 hours and still at 153 and not moving, it seems to have stalled since 146 and risen slowly, 2 hours plus.

    I know the oven is frowned upon but any suggestions, the only other option i have is to leave it where it is and throw it away :(

    Jon.
     
  2. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    1st make sure your thermometers are working right. 2nd, if they are, just hang in there. Temps will come up. You'll be happy you left it alone.
     
  3. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    the longest stall i've ever had was 2 1/2 hours, is there ash blocking your vent ? that's the only other problem i can think of.

    good luck, mark
     
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats a fair piece a time, but long as it's a movin up, it'll get outa that stall sooner er later. Right now that meat is soakin up a bunch a heat an breakin down the tissue, thus makin it tender. Hang in there, yall be fine.
     
  5. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Theromoeters are accurate, however i think the new fuel may be the issue re ash.

    Have just foiled @ 160 and hoping for the rise. I was planning to pull @ 205 is that OK ot can i remove it to rest earlier?

    Thanks for all the advice! :)

    Jon.
     
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I generally pull mine at 195 fer a nice one hour rest in a cooler, then pull.
     
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    dude, there have been stalls reported here over 8 hours if not more......
     
  8. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    I've had much longer stalls, 2 hours is usually a given, 3 or 4 hours not uncommon.

    Patience grasshopper and you will be rewarded.
     
  9. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Thanks all for the help.

    It's now at 169 after 8 hours and foiled, somehow i don't think my 8am meeting is going to happen lol..

    Jon.
     
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    true dat Ron, true dat.........2 hours is about normal, unless you had the speedracers WE had at the gathering..........

    LOLOL Ron........just noticed your line under your name........EASTERN IOWA..........LOVE IT! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    you should.........what is it there for time.........9-10 pm?..........foil that well, wrap it in blankets, and stuff in a cooler.......a insulated ice chest, like you put beer in to take to a od party.............our speedracers stayed HOT for 11 hours.........too hot to handle that hot...........you be fine
     
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is gonna be some FINE pulled pork, mate! Way to hang in!
     
  13. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It is going to be worth the wait.
     
  14. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I remember my first butt at 5 lbs took 9 hours and 17 lbs of charcoal. I can now turn out 8.5 lb butts in 7 + hours, with the help of mods and tricks of the trade.
     
  15. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man am I glad I read this thread. I was going to do my first butt and planned on about 6 hours. 3-2-1 = 6

    I guess I should give myself some leeway so Din Din doesn't happen at 11pm instead of 6pm thanks for the heads up on the stall time. [​IMG]
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    GB......3-2-1- is for RIBS, not butts.........you put the butt str8 on........till it reaches either 160-165-170, THEN foil........and expect a stall of some kind, and who KNOWS how long that will last.............1.5 hours, PLUS stall
     
  17. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What he said.
     
  18. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Cheers all, it finally came off about 2:30am.. 12 hours and 20 mins in the smoke. Pulled it this morning after resting overnight and man does it taste good :) It was difinitely worth the wait :) pics to follow.

    Jon.
     
  19. 12 hours for A 4.5 LB BUTT ?
    WOW
    I'm just glad I've got an electric job - stuff seems to be much quicker, maybe it doesn't lose as much heat ?

    How much charcoal did you use jon ?
     
  20. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, it was a shock to me too, the last one i did at just under 4LB took about 7 hours.

    i used about 8KG of lump.

    Jon.
     

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