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Is my butt ok?

Putt a butt on last night. I thought I had the egg stabilized, but ended up falling asleep at midnight. When I fell asleep digital thermomter read 230 grill temp 140 meat. I woke up at 2:15 a.m. and thermometer read grill 133 and meat 136. I ended up putting the meat in the oven because I wasn't able to get my fire going again.  Should I be worried about this meat getting people sick? I'm bringing it to a family Christmas party. Thanks! 


  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,151
    It is likely to be fine. Food service guideline says that meats that have reached 140 can only be held safely under 140 for 2 hours. I've measured the time it takes for an Egg with the fire smothered to cool down, and I'd estimate you were under 140 for less than 15 minutes.

    This issue has come up many times before, and general opinion is that a rubbed piece of meat that has had a smoke bath, and is sitting in a vessel that inhibits pathogen growth is likely to be safe. Essentially, its a partially cured piece of meat. But if it was ground, or pierced by a tenderizer, then it would be in as much hazard as an uncured meat.
  • Thanks!!! Makes me feel better 
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,086
    I agree your butt is just fine. 

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • buzzvolbuzzvol Posts: 372
    Does this temperature make my butt look..........oh nevermind 
    Lawrenceville, GA
  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,742
    Does it hurt?
  • rmercierrmercier Posts: 212
    "Great ass!"
    LBGE in Northern VA
  • bacteria is on the outside of the meat.  long dead this far into the cook, and no way for it to have become 'inoculated' again while it sits in the cooker.

    you are fine
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  • Honey is that you?
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