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Pork butt temperature


Meat Mopper
Joined Dec 26, 2012
Ok so i pulled my two butts out to smoke after work on the UDS and put the probe into one of the butts and it read 34 degrees. Question is why is it still reading 34 degrees almost an hour later at 275 degree smoke?


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Sep 30, 2010
One would think it would have gone up a little.......

Sounds like one of the thermometers are wrong or you hit a very stubborn pork butt. I have had times before where I take the temp in one spot to start and another spot later and have the same results as you.

Things to look at:

Are all probe calibrated correctly....

Cook chamber probe location. Is it all the way to the top or close to the fire.......should be closer to level with the food and shielded from direct heat for a more accurate reading.

Or it is just very stubborn....


chef jimmyj

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Pork is pretty dense and if it is a large 8Lb Butt, 1 hour is not much time for heat energy to get to the center. If it is still that low after 2 hours, you have other issues...JJ


Meat Mopper
Thread starter
Joined Dec 26, 2012
well its up to 160 now so i guess its good. It took quite awhile lol. i was getting irritated watching that maverick lol.

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