• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Pulled pork won't come up to temp

mattyoc20

Meat Mopper
152
23
Joined Aug 11, 2013
I have had a pork butt on since 6am. Pork Temp got up to 190 so I took the foil off to try and get a bark on it. My temp has now dropped to 181? What's the deal? I am suppose to be eating in an hour? Running the smoker between 225-250. I can't wait another 3 hours to eat. Can anyone give me any insight as to wahat is going on?
 

chef jimmyj

Epic Pitmaster
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
19,101
3,470
Joined May 12, 2011
When you removed the foil...A whole bunch of moisture evaporated and cooled the meat, dropping the IT. Don't sweat the IT. When it is probe tender, probe slides in little to no resistance and/or the bone slides out easily, it is done, regardless of IT. Rest on counter until you can handle it and pull it. Worst case you are ready to eat. pull what you can and Chop the rest. When reheating, they will break down more...JJ
 

noboundaries

Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
7,703
1,930
Joined Sep 7, 2013
 
When you removed the foil...A whole bunch of moisture evaporated and cooled the meat, dropping the IT. Don't sweat the IT. When it is probe tender, probe slides in little to no resistance and/or the bone slides out easily, it is done, regardless of IT. Rest on counter until you can handle it and pull it. Worst case you are ready to eat. pull what you can and Chop the rest. When reheating, they will break down more...JJ
Ahhhh, true wisdom. 
 

chef jimmyj

Epic Pitmaster
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
19,101
3,470
Joined May 12, 2011
Great to hear!
,,,JJ
 
Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.