Humidity

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tuckola, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. tuckola

    tuckola Newbie

    How much does humidity effect smoking I put a 7.5 lb Boston butt on 14 hrs ago and running average temp at 235 and it is only at 178 deg now
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2016
  2. ristau5741

    ristau5741 Meat Mopper

    what are you using as a thermometer?  I suspect if it's one that's in the smoker lid, they can be off quite a few degrees.
     
  3. tuckola

    tuckola Newbie

  4. tuckola

    tuckola Newbie

    The smoker is at 235 deg and the butt is 178 deg
     
  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What are you smoking with?  Electric with chips, propane, an AMAZEN, logs, etc....

    Pellets HATE humidity, but BUTTS are also tempermental...  The butt may take off and be done soon.  I've had 2-4 hours stalls on them before.
     
  6. tuckola

    tuckola Newbie

    Propane master built
     
  7. tuckola

    tuckola Newbie

    Using wood chunks
     
  8. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'd bet you have a persnickity butt...  Propane and wood chunks aren't too picky, and if you're maintaining temp, you're ok.  If you need to hurry it along, wrap it in foil and let it go to shred temp.
     
  9. tuckola

    tuckola Newbie

    I have done butts before but never had this happen before The butt was solid no splits the stall lasted 5 hrs
     
  10. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    That temp is pretty low...crank it up
     
  11. hillbilly jim

    hillbilly jim Meat Mopper

    ​What he said. With butts, I start at 250 and when the IT hits 150, I crank it to 300 and watch it.
     
  12. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just had this happen to me a few weeks ago. Had four 8lb average butts on after 13 hours or so the were barely 170 internal that's after running my smoker at 250 all day in good weather. Finally panned them covered with foil and put in the food keeper overnight and went to bed. Put them in the oven the next day at 250 and it still took 6 more hours. Of course they had to come back to temp first. Normally when I smoke butts it's never much longer than 12 hours to get to 205 and ready to rest.

    Every once in awhile the art of bbq has to show you who's really in charge! [​IMG]
     
  13. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    Considering the temp you're smoking at and the possibility of a stall, that's about right.
     
  14. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Well it must be done by now!

    How did it turn out & how long did it take?

    Al
     
  16. tuckola

    tuckola Newbie

    It took 22 hrs and turned out great. I had smoke going the whole time using hickory and black cherry.
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like a Great Finish---That's what counts!![​IMG]

    The longer it takes, the more awesome light smoke you can put on it.[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  18. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Need some Q-view..

    That's a long time to get a butt done.. wow..
     
  19. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Meat can only take on so much smoke but If the end result was good that's the most important thing.   Down the road depending on the cooker you use butts won't take you anymore than 7-9 hours for 10-11 pounders and be perfect.    Love to see some Q-view

    To your original question humidity is really a non factor as long as you're running the temp you want to run.  Humidity will make it harder to achieve the temps you want...just takes more energy to overcome the moisture in the air  is all.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2016
  20. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    22 hrs for a 7 1/2# butt? You're a patient man....
     

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