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Newbie to Pork Butt on BGE - How Long...really!?

I've had a 7 pound bone in pork butt going for just over 12 hours.  Temp seems to have plateaued at 185.  Want it to get to 195 +/- before I pull it off.   BGE has been consistently between 220-240 over this period.  I'm using indirect heat.   Pork stalled earlier this afternoon around 165 and then climbed to current temp over about the next 5 hours.   Am I too impatient?

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  • You're only impatient if you don't see it through to the finish, which is based on it probing like butter. Internal temperature is only a guide. You've waited this long, don't spoil it by pulling before it's time. You can cut the time down by running smoking at 250-275 degrees and won't be able to tell the difference between one done at 225-240.
    Stillwater, MN
  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 2,140
    Is your thermometer calibrated? Bump up your temp to 300 and let it ride. 
    Las Vegas, NV
    LG BGE, off-set smoker & various Weber's 
  • Hit 195 about 15 minutes ago, roughly 13 hours from the start.   Patience is a virtue I need to work on!   Now I just need to let it rest before I pull it.  Really looking forward to trying it tomorrow at a family brunch.   Thanks for the words of encouragement....
  • EoinEoin Posts: 3,692
    240 F will take a long time, the stall seems to last for ever. 275 F is better and if you're impatient just bump to 300F after it's been in the stall for a while to speed up the finish.

    Did you stop at 195 F IT because it was probing like butter or just on temp? Usually into the low 200s for me before it gets truely soft.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 23,661
    When the bone pulls clean you are there independent of temp.  Usually happens in the low 200's*F for me.  FWIW-
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • wardowardo Posts: 395
    Hit 195 about 15 minutes ago, roughly 13 hours from the start.   Patience is a virtue I need to work on!   Now I just need to let it rest before I pull it.  Really looking forward to trying it tomorrow at a family brunch.   Thanks for the words of encouragement....
    How do you plan to reheat it?

    As other folks have mentioned, higher temps work really well.  I did a ~5lb'er the other day and I do it uncovered at 350.  Consistently awesome!
    NC - LBGE
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