Too much, Too soon?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by redman, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. redman

    redman Newbie

    Started my butt at 5 AM.  Started with a little too much charcoal and heated between 250-300 for a while.  At around 10 AM, the internal temp was at 135.  This is a 9 pounder.  Should I be concerned, or just continue on between 200-225 for the next five hours or so and forget it?
     
  2. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No worries, you will be fine.Just stay low and slow till you reach your desired temp.Pork butts are very forgiving..Happy smokes.[​IMG]
     
  3. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    it'll be fine.  i have actually taken to cooking the larger cuts at a slightly higher temp anyways.  for butts and brisket, i have been running in the 250 - 275 range.  still moist and tender, but you get to knock off a couple hours.
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Mike is right the higher temps for awhile won't matter much in the grand scheme of a pork butt smoke some people actually smoke them at those higher temps the whole smoke tho I personally like the 225-250 range its whatever suits your tastes and produces a product you think is good. The butt will be done when it hits the right temp not the amount of time it has smoked as no two pieces of meat are the same
     

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