Pork Butt Rest Question...

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dganor, May 22, 2008.

  1. dganor

    dganor Fire Starter

    Planning an 8lb'r this weekend to serve on Memorial Day. I want to smoke the butt ahead of time and reheat the day of in a crock pot with some finishing sauce. My question is, does it make much of a difference if I smoke the meat Saturday as opposed to Sunday? I have seen where a lot of smokers will smoke the day before, but haven't seen much on two days in advance. Not sure if sitting in the fridge 1 extra day would really mkae that much of a (negative) difference. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No difference at all IMO.
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Should be fine. Add half the juice to it before chilling, as some will absorb into the meat- -use the balance to make the finish sauce.
  4. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And store it airtight. Fridge will dry it out
  5. dganor

    dganor Fire Starter

    That's all I needed, thanks.
  6. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Actually tastes better a couple days later!! [​IMG]
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Definitely echo Bubba's comment. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time for that 8#'er. I've smoked a few of them and have allowed myself no less than 12 hours for each of them, and that's not including the resting time.
  8. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I also echo the day later tastes better. We eat it cold around here all the time.
  9. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Most foods that involve spices, rubs and things that need to "mix" invariably always taste better the next day. The flavors, oils, volatiles etc. of the spices need time to mix and relax. Think about the last time you had leftover chili or stew. Always better the next day!

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