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Fire went out on butts

Larry McSassLarry McSass Posts: 56
edited 7:58AM in EggHead Forum
I went to bed at about 11:30 and my fire was pegged at 250 and the internal of my pork was about 182 and plateauing. I woke up about 2:30 to check it and the fire had gone out. The meat was down to 145. I rebuilt the fire and put it back I into the unsafe zone here or should I be okay? Any suggestions.....?


  • Larry McSass,[p]You should be ok as you caught it in time. [p]Dave

  • Old Dave,
    Do you think I still need to get it up to 195-200? Should I pull it earlier, will it be recooking some of it ?

  • Larry McSass,[p]I believe if you want that butt to pull like a regular butt, you would need to get it up to about 195 internal. However, if you want to chop or slice it, you can do that at the lower temp.[p]Dave

  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Old Dave,
    Pork is cooked when it hits 160/180 range.You are ok,just in the reheat stage.

  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    Larry McSass, should be fine, 182 for how long? I'd bring it back up to 190-200, then remove.

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