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Pulled pork

post #1 of 7
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I am smoking a 4 lb butt in my electric smoker. Smoking at 225. It's been going for 8 hours now and temp is still just 165. I wrapped it in foil about two hours ago when it was at 155. Why is it taking so long? I though 2 hour per pound should get it to 200. What did I do wrong? 

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post #3 of 7

Are you sure of the smoker temp? 

post #4 of 7

Sometimes they just take a long time.


And as Scar said, "Are you sure of the smoker temp?"

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

It's an electric smoker so I have it set to 225. It never got above 230. I don't have a gauge on the grate to see what the exact temp is but I figured the smokers built in guage was fine. It finally finished after 12 hours. Just didn't figure a little 4 pounded would take so long. Lol

post #6 of 7
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And it's a 4 rack masterbuilt stand up electric smoker. I've smoked ribs perfectly in it and everything else. Just had trouble with the pulled pork. 

post #7 of 7

I would bet $$$ to doughnuts that your smoker thermo is off by at least 15 degrees. You need to get a good thermo and calibrate it w/ boiling water.

water boils @212 degF . You were probably only cooking at 205 -210 and that would explain the 3 hrs / lb.

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