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boston butt help

Discussion in 'Pork' started by matw, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. matw

    matw Newbie

    Hi guys,

    I have had a butt in the smoker for the last 14.5 hours. This is only a 6 lb butt so it should have been done long ago. I was not up watching it all night but did check on it every couple of hours so i dont know where the stall was at. I have went from 180 to 185 in the last 4 and 1/2 hours. I repositioned the probe to make sure i wasnt in some fat or something but that didnt make a difference. Any thoughts what i should do with this thing. Keep going? My temps have stayed between 225 and 240 all night. Thanks
  2. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

  3. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

  4. davoc

    davoc Newbie

    I agree about your probe. Also, you may want to check your smoker thermometer as well..14.5 hrs for a 6 lb butt is a long time, IMHO.
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    have to agree  14+ hours on a 6 lb butt is to long . Either your smoker temps or your meat probe temps have to be off. .
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    how does the meat feel...........is it tender to the touch and if there is a bone will it move freely?
  7. sloweredcivic

    sloweredcivic Smoke Blower

    unless your smoker isn't to temp I would have to say that, that butt is done! Have you boil tested your therm probe?