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temp at 300 wont drop for my Butts Help

BushgatorBushgator Posts: 109
edited 11:39PM in EggHead Forum
I put these 2 buts on last night about 12:00 and had them stable at 1.00 this morning at 225 draft was shut just about size of credit card and same with the daisy wheel holes 2 beers in the drip pan below
went to bed and temp went to 300 and meat is at 145
mt concern it will be dry what can I do to get the temp to fall a little or do you think it will be fine as long as it dont go over 300 which it has not, I just dont know what time of the night or how long its been there,
There is however a small gap which I will have to fix the upper and lower lid band again to keep the smoke from leaking out on the right side from back to front, I dont imagine you can do this while its heated? Thanks for the help


  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Stuff some aluminum foil in the gap. The egg will slowly drop down in temp, just needs time.
    Your fine, the part that should have 250 dome is the start of the plateau of the cook, around 165 internal.

  • BushgatorBushgator Posts: 109
    Thanks we are already at 185 right now is that we are already past it or do you think it is still to come?

  • GirlyEggGirlyEgg Posts: 622
    On my first butt, the temp kept creeping to 300 in the beginning... so I put a few ice cubes on the grill grate (not a huge deal since it was over the drip pan) and that cooled it to where I was able to stabilize at 240...

  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Oh-oh. Depends....did you see a stall with internal temps, say around 170 or 175, where it just sits there?

  • BushgatorBushgator Posts: 109
    we went up to target and bought 2 new temps cause the temp was at 172 this am when we woke up to check so we are not sure but we are getting accurate readinds now and there climbing 187 and the other is climbing at 190

  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Without knowing, you might have gotten into the plateau long enough to be able to pull the pork, on the other hand it's likely the meat shot through the plateau and what you'll have is delicious chopped pork samitches. When you hit 195-200 internal foil and rest in a cooler to keep hot for a couple of hours or three. Then open up and check for pullability.
    Good luck.

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