Good Morning All,
I have a 12lb bone in butt in the MES30 for dinner tonight. This is the third one I have done. Previous butts have been 8 and 9 lbs and have taken 16 hrs and 21hrs to hit the 200 deg mark for pulling.
So having a bigger piece of meat and wanting it to be ready in time for dinner tonight I put it in last night at 8:00 pm, still thinking that might be cutting it close I bumped the temp to 245 from the usual 225 I use. I wake up at 6:00am to check on dinner and am amazed to see the butt sitting at 190 in just 10 hours!!! I should mention the temps are coming from my Maverick ET-732 which reads right on.
I have since dropped the temp back to 225 in hopes that I can drag it out a few more hours before resting for a couple hours. Does anyone see a problem with me dropping the temp? Does 20 deg in cook temp actually make that big a difference in cook time? Has anyone ever had a super quick butt?
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