Is my butt cooking too fast?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by texaspescado, May 10, 2014.

  1. texaspescado

    texaspescado Newbie

    After 2 hrs it's already at 140* with average chamber temps at 260*....It's a 9Lb butt. Can I expect a super long stall or did I screw it up? I planned on this taking about 16 to 18 hours.
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What therm are you using?

    What smoker?
     
  3. texaspescado

    texaspescado Newbie

    Maverick Redi-Chek and a Weber 22.5 kettle. I already moved the probe thinking it may be too close to the bone.
     
  4. texaspescado

    texaspescado Newbie

    Looks like it's hit the stall at 160* after only 3.5 hours. This is only my 2nd butt and I don't remember the first one getting to the stall near that quick. I brought the temp down to 230* so hopefully everything will be ok.
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You were/are fine. Butts do well at any temp between 225 and 325°F. Your temp rise time at 260° was about right...JJ
     

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