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Smoker stopped overnight

post #1 of 9
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I started 2 8lb pork butts at midnight last night in my MES. Woke up at 5am to check on them to discover a dead smoker. Smoke box was about 130 degrees, butts read 108. I threw them in the oven to try and salvage them. Should I be concerned about serving this food to guests?
post #2 of 9
Any idea how long the smoker was off for?

At 130 your only just a few degrees below the recomended holding temp of 140.

I think you'll be ok.
post #3 of 9

As long as you didn't inject the butts before smoking them they should be fine.

 

Al

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
I definitely injected them.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by JCBigler View Post

Any idea how long the smoker was off for?

At 130 your only just a few degrees below the recomended holding temp of 140.

I think you'll be ok.

No idea, maybe 2 hours.
post #6 of 9

Toss it. Much cheaper to buy a new pork butt than go to the hospital.

post #7 of 9

Just me saying, but I'd be inclined to keep them.

 

Gary

post #8 of 9

What temp was the Oven at and how long was the meat in it? At 5 hours there is not likely an issue but you have to count oven time into the overall timing...JJ


Edited by Chef JimmyJ - 6/28/16 at 7:56am
post #9 of 9

To my ear the facts are 16 pounds of injected meat whose temperature was in the danger zone (over 45° under 140°) for close to 6 hours.

 

This is a choice you will have to make for yourself.

 

I think it would be in my trash can.

 

 

Walta

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