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Old 03-15-2019, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Pork butt dilemma

Short story is: I hadnít cleaned my firebox in about three smokes on my Traeger and put on a pork butt this am at 0600 when I got off work.

I was up fighting sleep for quite a while before I fell asleep so I just woke up. I checked it and the smoker threw an error and shut itself off. The pork has a great bark but is cool to the touch and not finished cooking all the way (I can tell)

Can I put it in the oven to finish it off or is it a waste? My mom came over and says sheíd throw it out because itís pork.


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Old 03-15-2019, 06:48 PM   #2
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If it were me and I was not serving it to anyone but myself, I’d put it back on the heat, take it to 200-205 till done. If it is for other people, I’d have to give it to the dogs and start over.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:50 PM   #3
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So in other words, lol, finish it and see if it gives me the Hershey squirts?


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Old 03-15-2019, 06:57 PM   #4
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I guess those gadgets don't give you a time when the error hit?


It was cool here today so I'd have no problem putting it in the oven and finishing it off....not sure about Houston. If its got a good bark on a Traegar it was on for a good while
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:00 PM   #5
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You will probably be fine to continue cooking it until done. However though, I would throw it out as it's not worth taking the chance of getting sick.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:03 PM   #6
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Smoke is a preservative. It'll be fine.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:29 PM   #7
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^^^This
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:33 PM   #8
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Ok. So I put it back on at 1800. Got the temp set at *250 so it can continue to cook slow. Iíll stick a thermometer in it before I head off to work at 2200. I guess Iíll feed the boys at work tonight lol. Donít call 911 in District IV tonight, we may all be on the toilet and unable to answer calls.


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Old 03-15-2019, 08:34 PM   #9
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If nothing else it should strengthen your immune system. Seriously though, it will be fine. Two generations ago would be laughing at us.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:22 PM   #10
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It will be fine. Throw it in the oven and finish it off.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:24 PM   #11
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I wouldn’t think twice about eating it.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:30 PM   #12
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Should be fine unless you put a tempature prob.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:27 AM   #13
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so ill see what it taste like later. After it finished in the oven tonight I pulled it, let it cool and put it in the fridge for later. I am hoping it got enough smoke to give it a good flavor but I am pretty sure based off of the color when I realized the smoker was off. I am thinking it must have smoked from 0600 to about 1400 or so, 8 hours of smoke should have been plenty and I think I caught it right as it was cooled, just not finished cooking.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:37 AM   #14
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I wouldn't, a $12 pork butt isn't worth risking food poisioning. Buy another and start over.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:41 AM   #15
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I know I would eat it for sure
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:46 AM   #16
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Longest dang porkbutt cook and taste test in the history of forever...
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:14 PM   #17
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Lol I got home, shredded it and ate a sammich. It was great, I went to sleep and havenít visited the toilet so it was just fine. If the temp outside was warmer I wouldnít have even questioned it but since itís been so cool it didnít sit at a ďwarmĒ temp for any amount of time. It cooled, just cooled in the middle of the process of cooking. It turned out dang good.


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