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boston butt

pokeypokey Posts: 59
edited 2:56AM in EggHead Forum
my wife put a 10# butt on around 6pm with the dome temp at 250, the internal temp is 143 as of 11:50, will this butt be ready a little early? I was thinking 1.5hrs per pound at earliest.


  • Pokey....sounds like you might have the probe either hitting the bone or in a fat pocket. Try testing in different areas. Much to soon for a 10# butt to be that far along after 5 1/5 hours at 250*, unless your thermometer is not calibrated. Good luck with it.
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    pokey: Sometimes they can go faster, sometimes slower, but you have yet to reach the plateau (in the 160* range). It will plateau for a couple hours, then begin climbing again. What time were you planning on eating? You have calibrated the dome thermo?
  • pokeypokey Posts: 59
    I have not calibrated the dome or the digital thermometer in the boston butt, exactly how is this process completed?
  • jetmechjetmech Posts: 75
    Boil water and stick it in, should read 212 unless you're at high altitude
  • FLbobecuFLbobecu Posts: 309
    jetmech wrote:
    Boil water and stick it in, should read 212 unless you're at high altitude

    Correct. And if the thermometers in question aren't reading 210*, roughly (sometimes hard to pinpoint 212 exactly, with an analog therm), with boiling water, then they need to be adjusted.
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