help me please

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by erinsuggs, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. I am smoking a pork butt on an electric smoker I started it last night and when I woke up the degrees was at 185 I forgot to set an alarm to check it so that was 6hrs and I'm not positive as to the temp in-between those 6hrs I've been trying everything i can to keep the tempature up now to at atleast 225 but it won't go past 190 what do i do is it ruined it's a 9lb pork butt I'm so stressed pls help me!!!
  2. walta

    walta Smoke Blower

    What make and model smoker are you using?

    Have you tested your thermometer in boiling water? Should read 212°F

    What is the air temperature in the smoker?

    Is the 190° the meats internal temperature?

    Is long as you keep the meat over 140° it is not ruined

    Any pork with an internal temperature has been over 160 is eatable. 

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  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    If it has not been Injected and you are satisfied with the amount of smoke it got, 4 hours +/-, finish it in the Oven. You can add some Apple Juice, Cola or other liquid you like, cover with foil and in a couple of hours at 325°F, you should be good to go. You want the Bone to pull easily and clean and an IT of around 205°F...JJ
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  4. I got it guys thank you

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