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Boston Butt advice

bigwallybigwally Posts: 8
edited August 2011 in EggHead Forum
I have cooked 8 - 10 butts on the egg over the last several years. Low and slow and they make great pull pork.   I cooked one yesterday and it didn't get tender.  I had to slice it instead of pulling it.  6 lb  bone in butt.  10 hrs @ 250 then   2 hrs  wrapped in ice chest.  temp was 195 when i pulled it off.  1st butt using my new digi q blower.  i was a little surprised it reached 195 in 10 hrs.  usually takes 12-14 hours.  
any ideas on what happen?
maybe i need to check the calibration on my thermometer.

thanks,

Comments

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i ha e always pulled my butts when they hit 200 i am sure 195 is not that big of a diffrence i dont know why yours did not pull. i would deffinatly calibrate your thermometer or at least put it in boiling water to see if it is off

    happy eggin
    tb
    Anderson S.C.

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

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  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    200-205* here for internal temp.

    Might check all your thermometers' calibrations.
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    I usually take mine off at 195 and never had a problem.  190 however is sliced pork.  Maybe a a calibration dealio as the others have mentioned.
    Large and Small BGE * www.quelfood.com
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    Was it just 195 in one spot? Other areas could've been 185 or 190? Test the therm, take several readings. Also, did you do a fork test? Sometimes 195 isn't quite enough.
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    Was it just 195 in one spot? Other areas could've been 185 or 190? Test the therm, take several readings. Also, did you do a fork test? Sometimes 195 isn't quite enough.

    Excellent point... never trust one spot.  I also will shove the probe in a little further and see what happens to the temp.  If it goes down, then the initial reading is not in the center of the meat.  If it goes up, then I know I am heading out the other side.
    Large and Small BGE * www.quelfood.com
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