I have been smoking a 8 lb pork butt for 7 hours and I'm already over 180 degrees. I have kept my temps between 210-250. I planned on it taking 12 hours and it looks like its going to ready way sooner. The problem is its for christmas eve party and I still have 5 hours till guest arrive. What should I do? My thermometer must be broke on the outside of my smoker. I couln't beleive what I was seeing so I have been moving the thermometer I have in the meat to different spots and it goes in real easy like the meat is tender and the temp is still over 180. I didn't even wrap in tin foil. No plateau. Any thoughts on why it was was done so early? It was a boston butt.