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Pork Butt going slow

ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
edited 12:16AM in EggHead Forum
Alright I have a small, not bone in pork butt, about 4 1/2 pounds. Have had it on for about 8 hours and 45 minutes. I've hit the plateau, but am now cutting it pretty close to the game. Been at 250, is a bump up to 300 or so a bad idea? Wouldn't care if the party was here but got 2 hours and 15 minutes til game time. Luckily only about a five minute drive so I got about 2 hours and 10 minutes before I need to pull it to put in cooler for resting.
I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 

Comments

  • Check your thermometer...you might be cooking at a temperature below what you want to finish at.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,980
    you could wrap in foil now and kick the temps up to 350
  • Yeah, I meant to do that last night but stuff with work and the kids got in the way, gonna have to calibrate it before my next big slow cook.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • Yeah, that's probably the route I will go once I have about a hour left.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,990
    You don't NEED to put it in a cooler to rest. I never do unless I'm just not ready to eat yet. 30 minutes tented in foil is fine, then pull. If that helps with your timing. Also, if you have a Thermapen, you can stick it in the dome hole to see how hot it really is in there (though instant read of air temp isn't all that instant). Good luck.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Thanks Michael, don't have my Thermapin yet so unfortunately not a option. Really only reason I'm putting it in the cooler is to transport it to the Super Bowl party. ;)
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
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