butt done to soon

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 7000ft smoker, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. hey all. My 7lb pork butts will be done too soon. round about midnight. Im going to be serving them at a little potluck tomorrow around noon..... I know it risky but can i wrap them in foil and stick em in cooler till noon tomorrow? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. -J
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes.. I would also wrap a towel around it It will keep fine.....

  3. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is what I do if I am going for extended hold time. Wrap several bricks in  foil and heat in 200 degree oven. Preheat cooler with boiling water. Place folded towel in bottom of cooler, place preheated bricks in cooler, cover with another towel. Double wrap meat in HD foil, and place in cooler. loosely Fill voids with towels. 
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    12 hours is a long time to try to keep it above 140 degrees, you may want to foil it real good & put it in a 175-180 degree oven. I would put it in an aluminum pan with the foiling juice & cover it well with foil. Leave a temp probe in it & don't let it get below 140 degrees. 
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    A word of advice pack the towels in your cooler the less room the longer that the temps will stay up there. Also you might want to keep a thermo probe in the meat to keep tabs on how the meats doing.

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