So I am smoking a 7.75 lb bone in pork shoulder. I did not probe it until the 4 1/2 hr mark. When I probed it, it was at 150. As the afternoon progressed it never hit a stall. I was taking it to 205. Well it hit 204 and then it stalled. I have never seen a piece of meat stall at so late a temp. In about 5 minutes its been on for 11 hours. It has actually dropped 4 degrees and is sitting at 200.
I am using my Traeger wood pellet smoker, so the temps are nice and steady, no drops, no big spikes. I am also using 2 brand new probes, as I was having problems with my old ones.
I know some of you may say I could take it off at anything past 195, and while true, when it hit 195 and hadn't stalled and hadn't been on nearly as long as I thought it would take, I decided to take it all the way to 205. And now that it has dropped to 200, I am really interested in seeing where this goes, and am determined not to take it off till 205.
So have any of you had a stall at 204 or such a high temp before?