Whole pork shoulder temp question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by thasista, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. thasista

    thasista Newbie

    We butchered a hog and I have a whole pork shoulder in my MES. It was a 20 pound shoulder and I cut it in half so it would fit. It's bone in. I have cooked for 16 hours at 235 and the temp on the largest butt is 186. My question is since serving time is 7-8 hours from now about how fast will IT go from 186 to 200 at 235. I know you can't be exact but a rough time would help for planning. I have considered turning smoker temp down to 225. Thanks for your help.
  2. smokinal

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

    I would think you will be there in a couple of hours.

    Yes you can drop the temp to 225.

    When it's done just wrap it in foil & towels & put it in a dry cooler.

    It will stay hot for several hours, then pull it when you are ready to eat.

  3. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I would not drop the temp, in fact I would raise it to 250° at minimum.

    Have you taken another temp since you posted 4 hours ago?
  4. thasista

    thasista Newbie

    Thanks for the replies. I left the temp at 235. The smaller half hit 235 about 15 min ago and is now in a cooler pre warmed with boiling water. (Emptied of course). I ate some of the bark that stuck to the grill and OMG. Foodgasm. The larger 1/2 that I posted about is at 197.


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  5. thasista

    thasista Newbie

    Oops. Typo. The smaller half hit 200 not 235

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