Originally Posted by El Ropo
Looks mighty fine to me. I do prefer my butts/picnics to look a bit darker than that though. I like barky bark.
The protruding bone tells me they should of been done. 205 tells me they should of been done. I do tend to rest for 2-4 hours, which will help them relax for pulling.
I agree, I foiled it early as I wanted to make sure it would be at my target temp on time, thats the problem when you need to rush bbq... Exactly as the bone was protruding, skin was starting to split and the 205 temp I thought I was there. When I handled the meat to put the glaze on it did feel tender but I could definitely tell it wasn't at the sweet spot. Regardless it went over very very well and made me remember how much I love smoking butts