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'' HELP PLEASE" fire went out on butt!!!

sirlancealotsirlancealot Posts: 506
edited 10:45AM in EggHead Forum
Went to bed at 4:ooam and fire was at 250deg every thing going good, at 8:00am fire out, meat was at 152internal, I took meat off covered with foil, and i"m starting fire over again."" Talk to me please""


  • egretegret Posts: 4,110
    Stick it in your oven at about 250* and finish it there!
  • It would not be alright if i put it back on the egg?
  • egretegret Posts: 4,110
    Double wrap it in foil, then in the oven.....
  • egretegret Posts: 4,110
    Sure, you could do that! Just hold it in the oven until your fire is re-established.
  • Oookaaayyy, that means i have to wake the wife up to turn on this all digital stove i bought her that i have not used(oven)that is, and this is going to be a problem, so let me see if i can get this oven on :laugh: :laugh:
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,293
    Woops! It should be fine once you get it going again. Breathe :lol:

    (It's not too early to have a beer)

    Seriously it should be fine. Even if the fire went out as soon as you went to bed at 4am, the temp would have stayed up in the egg for a little while.

    Good recovery!
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • Yeah thanks for the consolation, I"m breathing and butt is in the oven until temp stabilizes.
  • Linda123Linda123 Posts: 67
    sounds like a plan --lol
  • You are fine. It should not take long to restablish your fire. You could have placed it in a cooler to hold while you fired up. Your meat was above 140 and the rule of thumb is: If between 40 and 140 degrees for more than 4 hours, throw it away. So at 152 you were fine. Good luck and enjoy some fine Q.
  • MemphistideMemphistide Posts: 207
    exact same thing happened to are find...mine went out and my meat was 116 internal.....I started it back up and cooked to was OUTSTANDING
  • h20eggh20egg Posts: 168
    Things could be worse. I lost my butt at 90 degrees, cold egg, as newbie was not aware of difficulty of 230 all night. Learning experience. I've backed up and am learning temp and fire techniques. I'm about ready to do a butt again but am wary of the all night thing. Waking up at 3 am as a meat servant is just not quite in my repertoire, and I'm not ready to shell out for a remote thermometer since I had just bought a non remote, which I'm really impressed with.
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,708
    Sounds you have this cook under control now.

    For the future you might consider getting a remote thermometer like a Maverick ET-73. Costs about $40 and is well worth it for overnight cooks. I put my receiver unit next to the bed and check it a few times during the night. You can also set an alarm to ring if the temp drops too much. It has 2 probes - one for the meat and one for the grill.

    I wouldn't do an overnight cook without one.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
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