Last night I threw on 2 butts, 1 5.5lbs and the other about 5.9lbs at 6pm. I had them near room temp and I had the LBGE set between 230*-250* all night. I checked the BGE temp every hour or so before I went to bed at 10, still holding steady right around 250*, never went below 230*. Set my alarm for 2am, same thing, temp steady. All during this time I never opened the dome. I came out at 6AM to check on the butts and noticed not only was my BGE temp down between 200*-180*, but when I probed my butt it was only like 125*
I got the fire back up to 250*ish but here is my question:
At a max of 4 hours (probably only an hour or 2 at max)at 180* are my butts still safe for consunption? I have no idea what the meat's internal temps were until 6am because it was raining and I did not want to leave my therm outside.