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Is it safe?

post #1 of 8
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Yesterday I smoked a 10 lbs butt on my 18.5 WSM.  It stalled at 165 and took FOREVER to reach 195.

 

At 165 I had wrapped it in foil.

At 195 I pulled it out, wrapped in a  towel and put it in a cooler...with the intention of waiting about an hour and pulling it.

 

Well, it was getting kinda late and I fell asleep...woke up 5 hours later.

 

I figured I had just wasted 10 lbs of meat, but got up anyway to check on it.  The internal temp was 143.

 

I am going to pull it anyway, but will it still be safe to eat? 

 

Thanks guys.

post #2 of 8

You did un-intentionally what most of us do intentionally.   Nothing wrong with leaving in wrapped in foil for a couple of hours after reaching safe temps.  Bet it's one good tasting pork butt.

post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by alblancher View Post

You did un-intentionally what most of us do intentionally.   Nothing wrong with leaving in wrapped in foil for a couple of hours after reaching safe temps.  Bet it's one good tasting pork butt.



yep what Al said... Dont forget the qveiw

 

Joe

post #4 of 8

Yep what the other 2 said. I have left them in the cooler longer then that and been just fine, I personally think it makes them juicer.

post #5 of 8

You're fine...Enjoy...JJ

post #6 of 8

Yep what they said & don't forget your camera!

post #7 of 8

Just sink your teeth in to it and enjoy

post #8 of 8

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You are fine to eat this meat. Like Al has said we all have done it and some of us do it on purpose. You can smoke a butt or brisket and let it sit in the cooler till it reaches and 140° temp you are fine just no lower.

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