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Why did it cook so quick

ttyme4fun

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Hello all ,how can this be???
A 8 lb picnic shoulder , fat cap taken off so maybe a 1lb weight removed- cooked to 190 internal temp in less than 5 hrs. Smoked in propane master built water smoker at 225 -250 max temp.
Double checked temp with instant read (190) confirming my remote thermometer read at 190 as well. No stall! Better piece of pork?? Confused/ what gives??
 
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foamheart

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Some days peanuts, some days shells, looks like you got a peanut day!

I am assuming the meat was excellent, in which case it was a good break on your part. Remember to write it down for that night when there is 30 below wind chill and sleeting and the meat has been stalled for 6 hours and your family was ready to eat 4 hours ago.

You can only try to accommodate the meats possible progress, you can't make it do anything.

Congrats, you won the lottery today.
 

ttyme4fun

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Took a taste of an outside piece yum It's double wrapped in foil and a towel around it in a cooler. Was hoping to slice instead of pull. Will see in a few hours. Have a feeling it will be like pulled pork instead of a nice chunk or slice. Live and learn.
 

ttyme4fun

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Thanks for the reply. Who knew when I stuck the remote probe In it 5 hrs after the start it would read 189. So much for the timing of the SL ribs lol ...Picnic done ...put the ribs in -who knew ??
 

geerock

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Sounds like you were cooking a lot hotter than 225-250. Did youverify cook temp?
 

ttyme4fun

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Im sure temps are accurate ~ Possibly crept up to 250 for a short period but constantly monitoring it.
 

vmastros

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Im sure temps are accurate ~ Possibly crept up to 250 for a short period but constantly monitoring it.
The thermometers that come with smokers are notorious for being inaccurate. Have you checked it against a known good thermometer? You would do well to get an accurate thermometer.
 
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bagbeard

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ive started checking my thermometers before each cook.  sometimes i check with boiling water and sometimes water with lots of ice cubes.  even good brand name thermometers can be off 5-10 degrees
 

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