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Quick Butt Question, Opinions Please?

wntrlnd

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My butt is at 199 degrees now.

Is there that much to be gained by letting it stay in the smoker until it hits 205?

My goal is pulled pork.

I'm willing to wait it out if it will be significantly better, but I've read some threads that say 200

Any thoughts?
 
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rdknb

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if you are going to be foiling and wrapping in towel it will cook some in the cooler.  That being said I always wait it out but that is just me
 

rp ribking

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I take them off anywhere from 195*-205* and then I let them rest in an aluminum pan covered in foil. I use a lot less foil this way.
 

wntrlnd

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yeah, i am going to do the foil and cooler thing

that's part of the reason i asked...i just read where someone said the butt will gain another 10-15 degrees in the cooler

thanks for your input, RdKnB!

anyone else?
 

wntrlnd

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I take them off anywhere from 195*-205* and then I let them rest in an aluminum pan covered in foil. I use a lot less foil this way.
that sounds like a good idea, too.    do you put that in an oven or just let it sit on the counter while it's resting and redistributing the juices?
 

watlow

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Have to agree with was already said. Have had good results anywhere above 190 - 195 and allowing to rest for an hour wraped in cooler.The best part of it all was how much fun I had doing it and what a great experience it was. Should be fine and happy smoking. LOL 

Not bad for your health, its loads of fun, and its legal
 

mballi3011

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Personally I say wait till it hits 205° but thats just me and I'm losing in do it this way here anyway.
 

wntrlnd

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thanks, Watlow!

thanks, Mark!

I appreciate your opinions!

the butt has been sitting at 201 for about 20 min now.

i'm going to pull it out and foil it pretty soon.

just crossed the 10 hour mark a bit ago
 

watlow

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Personally I say wait till it hits 205° but thats just me and I'm losing in do it this way here anyway.
Your not losing my freind, we only lose if we dont have fun doing what we LOVE, and I know were all having fun. LOL
 

rp ribking

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that sounds like a good idea, too.    do you put that in an oven or just let it sit on the counter while it's resting and redistributing the juices?
Yea, I just keep the pan on the counter, they stay hot for hours just like in a cooler and then when you are ready to pull, just pull it the pan. I get a lot of juice on the bottom of the pan and I spritz with apple juice as I am pulling.  
 

chefrob

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if you can try to use the "feel" method as well, every butt can be a little different. if it has a bone tug on it to see if it will come loose...........and i use a foil pan and let it sit on the stove as well.
 

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