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pork butt finishing question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by strecker25, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. strecker25

    strecker25 Fire Starter

    So my 2 pork butts are at 170 and 182 IT.  I would really like to get some of the bark back that will be lost in the foil theyre in right now.  Has anyone ever put them back on the smoker uncovered after they reach 205 at like 250-260 smoker temp for a few minutes to crispen them back up?  My only concern is that it will dry the butts back out.  any input is appreciated.

  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Never tried it,

    Try it with one and see how it comes out.
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to stick them in the oven to finish.  Take off the foil and you can get the bark will dry out a bit.  I like eman's idea to leave one wrapped and one unwrapped.

    Since you have 2 butts, try one with finishing sauce and one without.

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    It's your butt we're talking about here.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    I'll agree with those two intelligent young men who posted before me,

  5. strecker25

    strecker25 Fire Starter

    Definitely doing one with finishing sauce and one without, i think ill try to get the bark back on one of them also.  ill let you guys know what happens

    thanks agian