No....not does this propane smoker make my butt look big!
I am in the process of smoken my first pork butt. I have my ET-73 set at: hi 250 lo 215 and it has been running pretty consistant at around 220-225. I started it at 4:00 this morning as I was allowing 12 hours to smoke this 8 Lb. butt.
Maybe this is a typical rookie issue, but after just 5 hours in the smoker the internal temp is already at 161*F. Do you guys think this is coming along too fast or is this normal? I took a standard meat thermometer to double check the digital one and got the same reading. I also checked a couple of different spots on the meat and made sure I was getting the probe about the center of the meat. Am I worrying over nothing?