Need HELP extending a Butt cook.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by aucivil, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    8# Butts are at 150 and it's now 19 hours until the meal.  My cook was already way ahead of schedule but pushing the meal backl 4 hours is going to hard to deal with.  What would be the best course of action:

    1) Buy more butts and start over ($35 wasted dollars and push time)

    2) Drop smoker temp back to 180 for at least 6 hours then take smoker up to 225 and finish wrap and put in cooler. 

    3) Keep on trucking until the butts hit 200 then drop smoker to 180 until 3 hours before meal and wrap and put in cooler. 

    4) Call the crew and tell them I got sick - they need to buy some Q
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    How long have they been in? Are you 100% sure of the smoker temp and meat IT? How many butts you smoking?...JJ
     
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  3. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If your meat is done early then just put it in the cooler and let it chill till you need it. Pull pork reheats well with a little au jui and some apple cider vinegar
     
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    A, 150 to 205 is still quite a bit of time to go. When they are done you can figure out if you want to wrap  and put in the cooler or chill and use a finishing sauce w/ a reheat for your meal. Always better to be done too soon then to not have your PP ready  in time .
     
  5. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    5.5 hours - 3 butts and yes the temps should be accurate.  Also temp got high during the first 1.5 hours
     
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  6. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Yeah I'm usually running late with the meat.  Got a very early start this time. :) 
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Let it Ride! It will take many more hours, 12+ and that many Butts in foil, towels and a smallish Cooler will hold 8-10 hours and still be Hot. You are fine...JJ
     
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  8. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Have 3 butts in and yes I'm sure of the temps. 
    Was hoping to avoid reheating. 
     
  9. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You still have not hit the 160-170 stall . That could add 2-3 hrs
     
  10. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info.  I'll let'em ride at 225.  Also planning to try your finishing sauce on this batch. 
     
  11. smokinal

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

    Well, how did they turn out?

    Al
     

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