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Keep or Pitch? FIre went out overnight

F me..  threw a shoulder on last night and at about 11:30PM it was stabilized at about 250 grid level and the shoulder was about 70 or less degrees.  I wake up this morning and dome level is 158 and shoulder is 158.  I got it started back up but am wondering whether to pitch or keep?  it's for a party today.

 

thoughts?

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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 671
    It's fine. That's a safe temp - if it didn't dump below 140 you are good to go. Cook on. Good save.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,538
    +1

    Don't give it another thought...you were above the danger zone.  Technically you were still cooking, just very slowly.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • nealcr1nealcr1 Posts: 179
    Keep it. I had the same thing happen to me and all was good.
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  • flemsterflemster Posts: 258
    keep on keeping on.  Have had the same thing happen
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  • TEggSunTEggSun Posts: 214
    As everyone is saying, this is not an issue at all.  At 158, you will be fine.  

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  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 575

    thanks for the input.. ended up dropping to 152-154ish before I got it back up and running and then it stalled for a bit.. 170 and rising now.

     

    thanks- I couldn't remember what tem the danger zone really was

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  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 575

    so bark looks great and shoulder is approaching 200 already... not eating til 4ish and was hoping to plan this out to finish around noon and foil/towel/cooler it for a few hours.. I guess I start that process shortly..  maybe I will shred after 4 hours or so.. I don't think it will hold in a cooler for 6 hours

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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 671
    Smallest cooler you can fit it into or pack as many towels and blankets as you can and you will be fine.
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  • XLBalco said:

    so bark looks great and shoulder is approaching 200 already... not eating til 4ish and was hoping to plan this out to finish around noon and foil/towel/cooler it for a few hours.. I guess I start that process shortly..  maybe I will shred after 4 hours or so.. I don't think it will hold in a cooler for 6 hours


    it will hold for 6 hours and even more if you need it. You are golden. Lots of towels. It will still be piping hot in 6 hrs.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,416
    Could not help but think of Top Gun...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • CrispyCrispy Posts: 12
    Had the same thing happen to me, and left in cooler for 6 hours. meat was still too hot to handle bare handed and i didnt pull until 15 minutes before it was time to serve.
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,370
    It was still 158,nothing wrong with it.  If anything you have a super slow cook.
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  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 575

    thanks for the advice... yea it definitely stayed hot in the cooler for 6 hours or so and was still hot enough that I couldn't handle the meat closest to the bone...  only slight issue I would say is the part of the char did dry out some... the meat was still moist though and wasn't any left at the end of the day! 

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