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Traeger Help

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We are at a lake house this week and there is a Traeger. Lucky me. I have a 7.5lbs pork shoulder to smoke but no thermometer. Should I just plan for 1.5 hour per pound and pull?

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  • Langner91
    Langner91 Posts: 2,120
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    I would go with the fork method.  When a fork slides in like a warm knife in butter and comes out clean, pull it!

    If it is a bone-in roast, when you can twist the bone, you are there!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • onpoint456
    onpoint456 Posts: 204
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    Thanks, no bone. I'll need to plan since Ill be out on the lake most of the day but I assume it won't be less than 1 hour per pound.
  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
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    Temperature is temperature. What do you normally do? Good thing is you can’t hardly screw up a butt. Crank to 300 if you want. 
  • Photo Egg
    Photo Egg Posts: 12,110
    edited July 2023
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    Like always, a pork butt will hold and rest for several hours and just get better.
    I find that my pellet grill cooks a little faster than my Eggs. The fan forced air works somewhat like a convection cooker. 

    PS…newer travel w/o an instant read thermometer. Really.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • onpoint456
    onpoint456 Posts: 204
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    Thanks for all the help.

    "PS…newer travel w/o an instant read thermometer. Really."

    I know, I know. MIL said she was going to do all of the dinners this trip so I didn't bring any tools. When we got here, there was the pellet smoker. I can't help myself but hijack at least one dinner 
  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
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    Thanks for all the help.

    "PS…newer travel w/o an instant read thermometer. Really."

    I know, I know. MIL said she was going to do all of the dinners this trip so I didn't bring any tools. When we got here, there was the pellet smoker. I can't help myself but hijack at least one dinner 
    You can buy a slow cheap one at any store.