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    Stall at 184

    Smoked a pork butt yesterday (well a small ~3.5 pound piece of a butt). Didn't hit a stall until 184. It stayed at 184 for ~2 hours (was smoking 225-250). I cranked up the smoker to about 275 and after another half hour it started to climb. Anyone ever hit a stall this high? I mostly hit 158-165 stall on most things. It turned out great so not a huge deal, I was just surprised.

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    TVWBB Emerald Member Dustin Dorsey's Avatar
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    It depends on a lot of factors such as humidity and air flow.
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    It's happened to me at a slightly lower stall-temp (178), and lasted for about 2 hrs. It was a couple of summers ago, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out what I'd done wrong: Nothing deviated from the usual plan at all. Notes on the cooks were identical. The thing I never accounted for was the weather...

    Best answer I got from a couple of folks with more experience, was that the humidity accounted for the higher stall temp. Dunno if this is accurate. I did a pork butt (3lb) two days ago on the most humid day we've had in years, and it stalled at about 155 so I'm not totally convinced about the humidity.

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    TVWBB Pro Dan C. FL's Avatar
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    Yep! I've hit a stall there a couple of times. One time it was actually the second stall of that cook. Blew my mind.
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    It could just be the butt
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