Pork Butt Plateau

Discussion in 'Pork' started by foozer, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. foozer

    foozer Meat Mopper

    Has anyone ever had a pork butt not plateau? I put a 7 pound butt on at 1;30 this afternoon. It is now at an internal temp of 170 (10;45) and I have not seen a plateau yet. I am starting to get concerned. I did take it off and wrap it in aluminum foil and back on the smoker until it reaches 195. I am a little concerned since I haven't seen a plateau.
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm betting you have... at 10 hours+.
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would tend to agree with Rich. but alot depends on your smoking temps also. 10+ hours does seem like a plateau should have happend. It is possible for a butt not to plateau though, but a butt that size should be close to done at 10+ hours. I had an 8 1/2 lb one done in just over 7.
  4. foozer

    foozer Meat Mopper

    Thanks Guys,

    You are probably right. I was expecting a 2 or 3 hour plateau. I am still planning to pull it off at 195. I was just a little surprised by this.

    Again, I say thank you for the quick response.

    How do I give points for your help?
  5. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I had been real lucky with the plateau's until last weekend.
    None last really long.
    Well last weekend I had a 11 butt plateau at 155* and sit there for over 3 hours.
    Stuck it out and all turned out great. Started it at 3:30pm and finished at 8:30am. I was beat.

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