I am in the process of my first attempt at a Boston Butt. Purchased the two pack at Sams Club that is cryo packed, brought them home yesterday, injected with apple juice, sugar, salt mixture and rubbed down with my own creation and into the fridge.
They were in the fridge for 12 hours. Woke up and 3 am this morning and plugged in my Brinkman electric, at 4 am I put the butts on the smoker straight from the fridge with the temp probe inserted into the butt that is on the top rack.
Its fairly windy outside and the temperature gauge I installed in the lid when I bought the smoker is showing that the smoker is maxed out at 200 degrees.
At 4 hours, checked the temp an it was only at 134 degrees. It took another hour, or 5 total, for the internal temp of that top butt to get to 140 degrees. I checked the temp of the bottom rack Butt at the 5 hour mark and it was 150 degrees. Now I am wishing that I had checked it at the 4 hour mark to see if that one was safe.
I am debating tossing the top rack Butt and keeping the bottom rack Butt to foil and put into the oven at 250 until it hits 200 degrees.
What do yall think, whould you risk it? Its just myself and my wife wating the pork. Is 5 Hours too long for a Butt that has been injected?