I have a 10 pound butt that has been chugging along since early this morning and looking great so far. However, I am trying to time things right as there is a lot going on today. I am looking to serve our softball team tonight at a 7 :00 pm get together. Here is the question. I am shooting to hit 205 degrees and have it in the cooler to rest by 4:30-5:00, but the way things are looking, I may be there a bit sooner. I will be basically unavailable from 5:30-7 pm tonight. Question- if the meat is done sooner, should I pull it early and keep it warm in a roaster til we eat, or would it be better to just keep foiled, wrapped, and in the cooler then do a qick pull right before serving time at 7:00?? Any other suggestions??
Also, I am planning on doing a batch of Dutch's beans as well. If I get them smoked and cooked up, can they sit in a crock pot for 1-2 hours without affecting anything?
Thanks for any help guys.