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post #1 of 6
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I have a 6lb pork butt, put it in at 6am this morning @ 230 degrees and the temp is already at 160*(8:30 now).  I`ve done butts before and know about the plateau, but damn this is quick! Any thoughts or tips greatly appreciated!

 

-CJ

post #2 of 6

I think your smoker is hotter than 230......Did you check the therm by doing the boiling water test ????????

post #3 of 6

Have to agree that either your smoker is running alot hotter than you think or you have a thermo problem. Try repositioning your thermo first and see if maybe you get a change . If not , check thermo in boiling water.

 What type of smoker are you using???

 BTW, Nice to see another Louisiana smoker on board!

post #4 of 6

Sometimes they go fast. If your therm is correct, it may stall at 165 for hours. Then continue on. Your therm may be in a fat pocket, like eman says, move it to a new place & see what you get.

Good luck!

post #5 of 6

If the meat therm is reading correctly, I would guess the pit temp is WAY off.

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #6 of 6

Welcome from another native

 

 

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