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Pork Butt: accidental speed cook...

CTYankeeCTYankee Posts: 4
edited 9:36PM in EggHead Forum
I put a pork butt on last night at around midnight, and went to bed at 1:00. My dome was a touch below 250°, and I was worried about the prediction of over night lows in the 30s, so I opened the vent a bit more than I normally would.

I woke up at 7:30, and found my dome had crept up to 340°, and my Polder read 205°. I took the meat off the Egg, and it is now covered in foil in an aluminum pan in the fridge, as my guests won't arrive until this afternoon. Not exactly how I drew up the plans.

Now what? What is my strategy to re-heat and serve the meat? Do I try to heat it in its current (un-pulled) state? If so, for how long, and at what temp? Heat it in the pan, or wrap it in foil? Should I put moisture in the pan with it? Or, do I pull it first, and then reheat it? Again, if so, then how?

I have no idea how to handle this, but I'm sure some of you good folks do. Thanks in advance for the help.


  • ledmondledmond Posts: 88
    Pull it now, reheat later. You can sprinkle some water in it before reheating so you don't dry it out. It will be fine.
  • Next time this happens, try double wrapping it in heavy duty foil then with a couple of towels, or a blanket and place in a cooler. Will stay hot for hours!!
  • Thanks to you both for the responses.

    I thought about the foil & cooler, but was worried that it would be too long a wait (7.5-8 hrs) and that the temp would slip down into the danger zone.

    I pulled the meat, and it looks, smells, and tastes very good. None of my guests are BBQ aficionados, so I think I will work out fine.

    Thanks again.
  • I put mine in a Zip Loc add a little Dr. Pepper for some added moisture then re heat in hot water.
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