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Pork Butt Question

ravnhausravnhaus Posts: 311
edited 8:38AM in EggHead Forum
I put a 5.5 # on last night about 10pm. Cooked all night in 220-280 range for about 12 hour. Coals have gone out, internal is 190. I pulled and wrapped in foil.
Is it ready?
Should I fire up more coals and cook more?


  • GrumpaGrumpa Posts: 861
    ravnhaus,[p]Stick a fork in it and give a twist. You will know if it is ready or not. My money says it most likely is.[p]Bob
  • Bob,
    It could be a very good slicable product or depending on the piece of butt at may pull just fine or it could be in between slice and pullable. It will be eatable (word?).

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,404
    Jim Minion,
    Looks like a word to me![p]Finally getting some rain here. Will only put a dent in the drought, but it is a step in the right direction.[p]Beers, and a good weekend to ya.

    [ul][li]Eatable...the word.[/ul]
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  • ravnhausravnhaus Posts: 311
    Jim Minion,
    I went ahead and pulled. It seemed ok but I am new to this pulled pork business. It taste pretty good though. I am going to attempt to post two pics in this message of the results:[p]3.2.02butt.JPG

  • ravnhaus,
    That LOOKS very EATABLE to me. :>

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Looks great. Time to eat.

  • ravnhausravnhaus Posts: 311
    Jim Minion,
    It has been eat on! No knife needed so I guess it was "pullable".
    It was my first all nighter. I lit a full (medium egg) load of coal about 10pm and set my NuTemp to let me know if it fell below 220°. It woke me about 3am and I opened up the vents just a hair (I had them both at minimum setting) and went back to bed. Around 5am the wind woke me up and I checked the temp. It was 289° so I got up and closed em down again. Then the wind really woke me as a norther blew in and we had gusts up to 50mph and the outside temp dropped 30° (to 30°F). The egg held a steady 229° till about 11am when I pulled the butt as the coal were just about used up. Had the fire held up I would have gone longer. As it was I got about 13 hours out of one fuel load under less that favorable conditions.

  • ravnhaus,
    The wind can be more of a problem to a cook than cold or rain, eats fuel and raises temps beyond where we went them to be. Sounds like the job got done and you have learned something for next time, sound like a wind break may be good idea.

  • ravnhaus, Oh yes, what did you put on it? Did you slaughter some sauce on it? huh? huh?

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