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A True Pork Butt Emergency

ptbrauch

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I put a 7.4 lb pork butt on this morning about 430a.  Right now, at 1150a, the temp is at 194F.  My daughter has been complaining of some pain since yesterday--it was very mild yesterday, but she says its worse today.  So we called the Dr and the Dr can see her at 1p, so we'll have to leave here in about 30 mins.  What do I do with the butt--pull it off, or leave it on until we get back? 

I'd like to think we'd be gone maybe 90 mins at the worst, but if the worst happens and she ends up having to go the hospital, well, then I could be gone the rest of the day.  
 

geerock

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Pull it, wrap in two layers of heavy foil with a little liquid like apple juice, wrap in some towels, and drop in a cooler. Shell stay like that for hours and pull perfectly. I'm sure your daughter wilk be fine but best of luck.
 

seenred

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I'd do just what geerock said...it'll keep if you wrap and insulate it well.  Hope all is well with your daughter.

Red
 

ptbrauch

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Here's the update...

My daughter is fine.  Doc says she probably has caught some virus and is probably just constipated.  Got her some laxative and juice and she should be fine in a day or two.  

As for the butt, we actually left before I got a chance to read the responses. I chose to leave it in there with the idea that I could go up to 200 with no issues.  And I figured that if I wasn't back in a few hours, it wouldn't much matter anyway. I'm using an MES, so it would have just shut off eventually.  But we got back 2 1/2 hours later and thermometer was reading 296, so I've got it pulled out and in foil now until we're ready for it.  
 

fishwrestler

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glad to hear your daughter is ok and the the pork butt turned out fine

Robert
 

driedstick

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Glad to hear your daughter is fine, If you get the chance remember to post some pics
 

rdknb

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Glad your Daughter is ok.
 

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