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Lost my fire..Can I continue

EggZonaEggZona Posts: 108
edited 4:56AM in EggHead Forum
Doing some pulled pork and lost my fire in the wee hours of the morning.

Went to a move so I put it on late last night. Had it up and running and stabalized at 230* and went to bed at Midnight. Got up at 4am or so and peaked and it was at 200*

Woke up at 7:30 and she was out. Had cooled to about 75* Meat was still at 96*

Is it ok to go on with this meat?


  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Sam, the rule is no more than 4 hours between 40 and 140, so you need to figure out when the surface temp on the butts was in that window. -RP
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Not with those temps. Toss it for safety.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Next time try 250 dome, it's a lot easier to maintain. sorry bout your loss.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Michael BMichael B Posts: 986
    Meat temp at 4:00 was...???
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,353
    "I am a grill watcher"...btw, I agree with stike.
  • EggZonaEggZona Posts: 108
    It was a tough decison. Thanks for all the input. I was very nervous and will likely not do it again. Way to much stress. I did the math and felt that the window was probably ok and went on with it.

    It was delicious!
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    If you are that stressed buy a guru....don't give up the pulled pork.

    I think you made the right call....
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