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Toss it?

Full of smoke

Joined Aug 21, 2018
Was cooking a 13lb pork shoulder on the pit boss 1100 pro last night. It went on at about 11pm. Before I went to bed (1:30 am), the IT was about 135. Woke up this morning around 8 and smoker fire pot was out and reading 80°. The it on my thermo pro probe read 165° for the meat. Don't know how long the fire pot was out. Should I toss it? I dont feel comfortable. I will from now on set an alarm to wake myself every couple hours to check. I'm cool with rookie mostakes.



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If it was still 165 IT carry on it's fine. It would probably be fine anyhow but with an IT of 165 it is for sure ok that is still above the finishing temp of what pork has to be according to the USDA.
Get your smoker fried back up or wrap in foil and into a 225-275 degree oven


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Yep safe to proceed. Definitely get you a probe with alarm if you are gonna sleep through cooks. Inkbird makes some good ones. Post up your finished product

Full of smoke

Joined Aug 21, 2018
its fine but what caused the outage?
I am not sure, possibly from not cleaning out pot from last cook. I normally clean out the pot after every cook. I did a smoked meatloaf for 4 hours a few days ago. That ash was left in the pot. I think that was it.

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