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Pulled pork won't come up to temp

post #1 of 5
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I have had a pork butt on since 6am. Pork Temp got up to 190 so I took the foil off to try and get a bark on it. My temp has now dropped to 181? What's the deal? I am suppose to be eating in an hour? Running the smoker between 225-250. I can't wait another 3 hours to eat. Can anyone give me any insight as to wahat is going on?
post #2 of 5

When you removed the foil...A whole bunch of moisture evaporated and cooled the meat, dropping the IT. Don't sweat the IT. When it is probe tender, probe slides in little to no resistance and/or the bone slides out easily, it is done, regardless of IT. Rest on counter until you can handle it and pull it. Worst case you are ready to eat. pull what you can and Chop the rest. When reheating, they will break down more...JJ

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When you removed the foil...A whole bunch of moisture evaporated and cooled the meat, dropping the IT. Don't sweat the IT. When it is probe tender, probe slides in little to no resistance and/or the bone slides out easily, it is done, regardless of IT. Rest on counter until you can handle it and pull it. Worst case you are ready to eat. pull what you can and Chop the rest. When reheating, they will break down more...JJ

 

Ahhhh, true wisdom. 

post #4 of 5
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Thanks chef J. Pork was awesome. I was scared there for a minute!!!
post #5 of 5

Great to hear!Thumbs Up,,,JJ

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