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Target temp

tybishtybish Posts: 61
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
What's target temp for Boston butt. 6lbs?


  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    I cook mine at 275 dome until 200 internal.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,935
    Yup. 200 internal, maybe even 205.
  • Thanks!
  • Hi54putty said:
    I cook mine at 275 dome until 200 internal.
    +1, and take the temp in a couple of places, the "money muscle" needs a fork twist test. It is usually good if the internal is 200-205. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • All a matter of opinion, but 200 or more for me is too mushy, I pull at 195 at most for firmer meat.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,053
    I start checking the resistance to the probe at 195 and continue to check at 2 degree intervals.  As soon as the probe goes in like pushing into butter, I pull the butt.  When doing multiple butts, I check each butt because some will be done at a lower temperature than others

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    Waunakee, WI

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,981
    For pulled pork I'm fine with the 195-205 range. Sometimes I go with sliced pork for a change & pull that around 180-185.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
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