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Finished early - Need Help!

bhuggbhugg Posts: 184
edited December 2012 in EggHead Forum
9# pork shoulder put on last night and is already at 187. What can I do to hold it for about 10+ hours?
Large BGE Dallas, TX
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    When do you need it done by?
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  • bhuggbhugg Posts: 184
    Dinner at 7
    Large BGE Dallas, TX
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,552
    I would choke the Egg down to about 225 and cook it to 200 internal, then Foil, towel, cooler up to about 5 hours.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    You put it on way too early.  I would follow Hi5 method, but you will probably have to reheat.
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,552
    I agree
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • bhuggbhugg Posts: 184
    edited December 2012
    I planned on 2 hours/lb. should I pull then reheat? Or reheat whole?
    Large BGE Dallas, TX
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    bhugg said:
    I planned on 2 hours/lb. should I pull then reheat? Or reheat whole?
    If it were me I would finish cooking it now, take it off and reheat later.  
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  • bhuggbhugg Posts: 184
    But should I pull the meat then reheat or leave it whole and pull after reheat?
    Large BGE Dallas, TX
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,552
    One option would be to FTC them for about 5 hours or so, then pull them and put it in a tray covered in foil and put them in an oven at about 170 until time to eat. If you can slow the cook down enough that may get you to dinner time. I have cooked them to 205 many times and they are always great.

    Others may have better ideas but that's what I would do.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,552
    That was a little confusing:
    Cook to 200ish internal
    FTC for 5ish hours
    Pull and put in covered pans
    Keep warm in an 170 oven until time to eat.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • I like what Hi54putty says - that's what I'd do. If you are saucing, the sauce will provide some moisture while it rests in the foiled/covered pans. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • bhuggbhugg Posts: 184
    Egg is reading 216 and shoulder is 189. It's been 189-190 for the past 2 hours. Could I be entering a late stall?
    Large BGE Dallas, TX
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,086
    edited December 2012
    The "second stall" is not uncommon but not as predictable-I've seen the butt take 3-4 hours to get from the hi 180's to low 190's-your good fortune perhaps as you will likely be able to FTC all the way til ready to pull.  If your dome is 216 then your grid will only be 216 or lower which means it could take  quite a while to get to the fininsh-line.  You can always ramp up your temp to punch it home.  Enjoy!
    Louisville
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  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 293
    I put two 7.5 lb'ers on last night at 8 pm. They were up to 120F internal when I hit the sack at 11 pm. Got up at 5 am to check - 176 internal. By 7 am, they hit 180 and have been there ever since. I'm using my new PartyQ and had it set at 225 grid. Been at 250 dome pretty steady. I just turned the PartyQ up to 250 to try and push thru this stall. I have no schedule - just plan to pull them, bag the pork, and freeze it for later use. Will probably keep some out to eat in the next day or two.

    It was 26F and calm last night at 11 pm. Woke up to 18F and very windy. PartyQ has been holding temps ROCK solid through it all. I am impressed! I did have to replace the batteries about an hour ago. Got a bit more than 14 hrs out of them. It appears as though my lump is going to hold out. I had her filled about as full as I could get it without the platesetter sitting on lump.
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