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How much sulfur smell is too much - pork butt?

PacuarePacuare Posts: 77
edited September 2013 in EggHead Forum
I have the egg lit and ready to go.  I was prepping two pork butts with sell by dates of tomorrow to throw on the egg tonight.  Holy sulfur smell.  I opened each pork butt and the smell was room clearing.  While trying to not breathe through my nose I rinsed each butt thoroughly, trimmed the fat off, and rinsed them again.  The sulfur smell is still very strong.  They have been sitting out for thirty minutes.  I am tempted to shut the egg down and return the meat.  

How much sulfur smell is too much?  I don't want to taste sulfur when the butts are done tomorrow.  I also think I need to go stand over the daisy wheel and inhale some smoke to get the lingering sulfur smell of out of nose.  Yuck.


  • I sprayed febreeze air freshener and lit candles and waited another 15 minutes. At that point one of the butts barely smelled and the other still smelled bad. I threw the good one on the egg and the other one went back to Kroger. Hopefully we will have some good pork butt to eat tomorrow.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,451
    I've heard about but never experienced the sulfur smell. Sounds like you did the right thing. After 15 minutes smell gone -on the Egg. Smell still there-gone.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • If the smell is still there after you rise it, toss it. Not worth what could happen.
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