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Pork butt questions for a beginner.

post #1 of 5
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I recently tried to smoke a boneless pork butt around 4 lbs I rubbed it down with yellow mustard and a local seasoning. Set the temp on my electric smoker @ 200 degrees. It sat in the smoker all day at least 12 hours and never reached 190 IT. Any thoughts? Was my temp too low? I've heard of meat stalling during the cooking processpray, was I not hot enough to overcome this stall?
post #2 of 5
Yes your temp was too low. I would start it at least 225*. Also there is usually a stall at around 160* IT. You can wrap it at that point or bump up the temp to help get through the stall.
post #3 of 5

Sometimes I will run the smoker at 210 for the first few hours, then bump it up to 225.

You want the finish temp of the butt to be around 205 for pulling. If the smoker temp is only 200, it's never going to get there.

 

Al

post #4 of 5
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Thank you both for your input! I will give it a try this weekend and post my results!
post #5 of 5

Yes, the other posts were spot on, the cooking temp is a bit too low. I personally do mine in the 225 - 250 range, probably closer to the 250 temp.

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