Hi - I'm a newbie and I'm about to use my MES 40 smoker for the 2nd time. (First time was ribs and brisket, with a lot of help from you folks.) I want to smoke some chicken leg quarters and some turkey legs tomorrow. I was planning to brine them overnight, then dry them and let them sit in the fridge for a couple of hours, then season and then smoke. My problem is that my kiddo has an orthodontist appt at 3, so I was hoping I could cook them and then wrap them by 2:30 and let them sit in the cooler until 6 for dinner.
Is that too long to let poultry sit in the cooler?
I suppose I could wait until Friday, but I'm anxious to do another smoke!
Thanks in advance for your advice!