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Need some help fellow eggers with my boston butt....

ShahdawayShahdaway Posts: 3
edited June 2012 in Pork
Hey all, I am cooking to 6.5 pound boston buts.  I put them on at 10:30 last night, and set temp to 240.  Have ET-372 and it went out of range and when I woke up at 8 morning the egg was at 275 and internal temp is at 190.  Party isn't until 4-5.  What do I do?   It hasn't reached internal temp of 195 so I shut down egg (closed all vents) to let it cool down.  Going to try and get it re-stabilized at 220 and let it finish that way?   Will that take to long and dry it out???  Should i just keep cooking at 240 and let it hit 195?  If it is ready before this early, I have no idea what to do......


  • NewvilleNewville Posts: 84
    Go ahead destabilize and let it finish at 195 (some go to 200 or 205). Wrap it in foil and then a couple towels and put it in a cooler or an oven. Should stay nice and warm and moist for 4-6 hours.
  • ShahdawayShahdaway Posts: 3
    it might make be able to make it until 10 am(12 hours) if I let it cook until 200, but since it cooked a little quicker will it still be moist?  Or will it be a little dry?  
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    They are forgiving. Slow it down as much as possible, but you'll still go up even as the egg goes down. I have let them hit 205 to buy time. Then you can drop it into a cooler. If you have a small cooler, as for a six pack, just wash it out and toss the butt in it. No need to wrap, but you can if yiu want. It'll hold 4-5 maybe even 6 hours

    If there's no chance of dragging it out, then yank it off, pull the pork, and put it in a foil pan with foil top. Reheat in the
    oven, foiled. It'll be fine

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    I think you are WAY too worried about temp. You could cook a butt anywhere form 205 to 400. It really makes very little difference except for time.

    My suggestion is to put blinders on and only focus on the final internal temp. The rest will work it's self out.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited June 2012
    I think his concern is time
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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