Wife brought home a 2 pack of pork butts from Sams last night, and yes they were very cold. As soon as she got them home @ 15 minutes, we placed them in the fridge. Well this morning got them out and rubbed it down and placed one of them on the smoker and inserted my Maverick thermometer....the internal temp. was 84 F???? The fridge sits at a perfect 36 F all the time.....everything in the fridge is perfect.....the milk and juice this morning was ice cold, the pork ribs sitting with the butts was so cold when I made them St. Louis style, I had to hold the ribs with a towel to keep my hand from freezing.... so I know its not the fridge.
I was thinking it was my Maverick thermometer, so I took it oit of the meat and sit it in the smoker and the temp. on the food and oven read @ 230 F. I then inserted the probe back into the pork and it still read 84 F???
This is really bugging me....I keep my smoker between 225-250 and 2 hours into this smoke my internal temp is 125 F on the pork butt.