Need help 911! Holding butt ... done WAY to early !!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by atvalaska, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. atvalaska

    atvalaska Newbie

    big doings ,Wednesday   morning 10am to 3pm , 30 butts... for a hoard miners and truckers (been doing it 10 years)   I have to be at the place at 8am and i'm a hours drive away ...I do my butts on 5 wsm's    and  they get done at 4/530m the wrap     and place in cooler and rap as need             well it was 55 this morning  and I got them going at noon ...the sun came out and the wind died it 85 degrees here I sort an load by size      by size ... well my 5 small butts are  done 7.5 hrs at 250  an some of the others are coming up fast ,  it looks like I will  up late instead  of early  never have I been in such a pickle ...they aint all going to be done at the same time but a lot of them WILL be done before midnite ..I pull from the Q at 192 wrapin foil with apple juice, 1/2 stick of butter and a wad of brown sugar..then in to the 100 qt cooler hem at .ANY BODY HOLD  their meat for a LONG time???? !!!
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The most I have held is 8 hours in a good cooler with towels and all. When I pulled them they were still at 165 IT.
  3. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    If you have access to an oven or slow cooker at any point you can stick them in that at low heat with some apple juice and a little vinegar and it will stay warm enough not to make people sick. I would keep an eye on it though.

    Good Luck,

    phatbac (Aaron)
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The cooleer works well , you might try heating the cooler with boiling water to extend the heating of the cooler . The meat will continue cooking some , but problem , Butts are forgiving .
    When arrived , place in Crock pots. Even if they doo cool abit , they will still keep for se eral more hours.

    Have fun and . . .
  5. atvalaska

    atvalaska Newbie

    All went well, not much difference than my regular cooler full , an packed up ....the last butt hit the serving tray at 2pm was 147 degs !

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