Originally Posted by Barb L
I have always done my Butt in the crock pot-w/dry rub - would like to try it in the oven - what would be the oven temp. 250 ? and how long, I usually do a 6-8lb. one ! Will it brown nicely at this low temp ? Thanks for your help !!
It will brown beautifully. Cook that size for 8 hours at 225-250*.
As for finishing the butt in a 300* oven, that is roasting temperature. It would have been better to finish it at 225-250* for a longer time. A temp of 150* is basically not safe.
Any temp above 190* will be pullable. I have only recorded the temp one time in the INNUMERABLE numbers of pork BBQs I have done, just to see if that was the temp. I have been doing this recipe for pulled pork for more than 40 years and was not even aware of the "end temp" until a few years ago. Always went by time and temp.