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Pork Butt low plateau?

East Bay AlEast Bay Al Posts: 101
edited 12:57PM in EggHead Forum
Hello all- I put on a 6.7lb butt last night (LBGE) at a stable 225. I made a 1 am check, dome dropped to 205, opened things a bit and went back to sleep. This morning, for the past couple of hours, the dome has been around 225-235 and the meat holding/ moving slowly from 138 to 141. I plan to pull it at 190-200, rest for 1 hour, pull and serve at 6:30 PST.
I've never had a butt plateau below the 160 range. Is this normal? Any ideas or recomendations?


  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i would not worry too much about it and i would keep doing what you are doing ;)

    happy eggin


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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    a number of guys have posted graphs of their cooks, and they really show that rather than a flat-line plateau of maybe 165, it's really just a long slow climb from about 145-175/180.

    in my own (not championship-level) experience, i have come to expect a quick jaunt to maybe 145/150, then a long drag til it hits 185. after 185 it goes pretty quick again.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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