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Hey all. I've had my egg a little over 2 years now and have done plenty of smokes. Last night I put on two 6.5lb butts for a big birthday party for my wife today. I had the egg at 225 at about 11:30 pm and threw the butts on. I stayed up another half hour and made sure the needle was stuck at 225 and then went to bed.
When I woke up this morning at 6am, the dome temp was at about 130 and the butt temp was at 127. I've read issues with getting the butt up to 150 or so and then letting it fall back into the danger zone, but I can't find much information on what happens if the cook just ends up being a really, really low and slow. I have no idea if the temp of the butt reached higher than 127, or if it had just been rising very slowly up to 127.
I've got the egg at 300 now, and it is 7am and the butt them crawled up to 137. So the obvious question is whether or not the meat will be okay to eat. I plan on getting it up to 160 and then going turbo by wrapping in foil and taking the egg up to 350ish. I'll then FTC for a couple hours until the people show up.
I'll have about 30 people at the party, and that is a lot of people to make sick if this didn't turn out well. Thanks so much for anyone's input!