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Featured Pork Butts

Discussion in 'Pork' started by markh024, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. markh024

    markh024 Meat Mopper

    Hi gang, got some butts going and they're "looking" fabulous. I'm close to the 4 hour mark (20min to go)and I'm only at 113* on the smaller one, and 108* on the bigger. I'm not going to hit 140* in that safety zone. My concern is that I injected and this is dragging. The smoker has been at 225 for the first 3 hours then I ramped it up to 250 for the past 40 min. Ride it out out or whats the emergency save here? If i didn't inject I wouldn't be so concerned. TIA Butts.JPG
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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What did you inject? 140 in 4 is a useful guideline but not a line in the sand between keep or toss. Another hour or so should be all right. Raise the temp to 275+ and get up to 140 asap, then back down if you wish. Injecting something acidic like Apple juice gives some insurance. So does salt like a brine. Was the pork vac-packed or did you wash or rub the meat before injection?...JJ
     
  3. ristau5741

    ristau5741 Meat Mopper

    it's just a guideline, a general rule of sorts, go with your gut, did some research, people panic with two hours in the danger zone, 4 is mostly what we discuss, others say should be good until the extreme-danger zone at 6 hours. if it takes 4 1/2 hours to get to 140, I wouldn't freak out. it's not like the meat will go bad to exacty 4 hours if it's not at 140.
     
  4. markh024

    markh024 Meat Mopper

    Chef Jimmy , Injected with DrP Cherry. I washed, mustard, rub, injected last night. went straight from fridge to smoker. I've done many cooks, these just seem to be taking long. First time injecting a butt though. Pork was cryovacced (see first image)
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No need to worry. Dr.Pepper is acidic. Washing removes a lot of bacteria. The Mustard is HIGHLY acidic and the salt in the rub can dehydrate, kill, many types of bacteria. That Butt was well sanitized before injection...JJ
     
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  6. markh024

    markh024 Meat Mopper

    Thank you sir. I feel much better hearing it from you as I follow most of your posts. Thanks again!

    *FYI - butts are lookin beautiful with great color.
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are welcome. Your Butts are developing a nice color. Good job keeping an eye on progress and worrying about safety...JJ
     
  8. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Injected butts can take a long time to cook due to increased evaporative cooling.
    They can stall for as long as 6 hours, personal experience.
    My last one was a 19 hour smoke.
    Averaged 235° and didn't crutch, just let it ride.
    So get in, pop a cold one and enjoy it.
     
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  9. zwiller

    zwiller Smoking Fanatic

    +1 beat me to it. That's what made me join club 275.
     
  10. markh024

    markh024 Meat Mopper

    I just pulled them to foil. I have to reheat these tomorrow anyway but I'd normally go all the way through no wrap. Took on great color. Smells delicious.
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  11. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    They look lip smackingly delicious!
    Like!
     
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  12. markh024

    markh024 Meat Mopper

    20181026_183428.jpg All done and ready for the party tomorrow. Taste test was excellent.
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  13. pc farmer

    pc farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Oh wow, thats beautiful pp
     
  14. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks good enough for two Likes.
     
  15. pc farmer

    pc farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Banner worthy.
     
  16. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I agree.
     
  17. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. Im glad it turned out great and it was nice having you in Chat this morning. Like
     
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  18. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good!

    Like!
     
  19. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Thats a couple of fine looking tins of PP.

    Point for sure
    Chris
     
  20. SmokinAl

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

    That there is some good looking PP, my friend!!
    Al