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First Over Nighter Problem.

WillieWillie Posts: 132
edited 6:49PM in EggHead Forum
I am doing my first pork butt, put it on at 8 p.m. last night, and at 7 a.m. this morning the grate temperature is at 180*F. I now have the grate back at 225*F,will the meat be o.k. I don't think it was more than an hour or two at the lower temp. Thanks for any help / advice.
Bon Appetit.


  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 882
    If temp didn't get below the 180 that you saw, you're fine. Enjoy!
  • Is that you, Mr. Nelson? I hope you're not smoking it with weed. :laugh:

    As far as the temperature drop, I think you are fine.

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,940
    Unless you are using a remote thermometer to monitor, or an automatic blower device, it is a good idea to get up and check the temp at least once during the night. Most times all will be well, but once in awhile you may catch a fire that has burnt straight down the center, and is about to go out.

    The guideline is that the meat should not be between 40 and 140 for more than 4 hours before cooking, and 2 after. 180 just means you added another hour onto the cook.
  • WillieWillie Posts: 132
    Many thanks for your reply, I did get up once at 2.45 a.m.and all appeared well.I will gladly wait for the finished product.
    Thanks for the other replies as well.
    Bon Appetit,
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,738
    GARY NOT NICE :angry:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Aw, cm'on Mickey. I put a smiley face on it. :ermm:

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • WillieWillie Posts: 132
    VI. No I'm not Mr Nelson.
    Bon Appetit
  • You are good.

    I would bump to 250 and 275 wouldn't hurt. Butts are forgiving on temp variations.

    Good luck
  • WillieWillie Posts: 132
    Thanks for assisting, and re-assurance.The temp. is now at i82*F and holding.
    Bon Appetit
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