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can you cook a butt over two days?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I was wondering if you could possibly cook a butt to 165 in the smoker, pull it and put in the fridge and then finish it off in the oven the next day?  I've got a big one to do and don't really want to stay up with it during the night.

post #2 of 11

Yes you can, but why not put it on when you go to bed & let it go all night. If you have a smoker that you can trust to hold it's temps., it will be ready to eat for lunch or you can hold it in foil in a cooler wrapped in towels until dinner.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

normally thats what i do but its supposed to be negative wind chills the next two nights and not sure how my smoker will handle that so thats why i figure i would do it during the day so i can monitor temps. I did  however get some fire bricks to throw in there so we'll see if that helps to.

post #4 of 11

They got you covered. The Wife rushes me sometimes and I end up using the Oven, however it turns out well.

 

Betty 004.JPG

 

I'd rather do them all the way on the Smoker, but stuff happens , or the cook Whimps out (LOL).

 

Have fun and...

post #5 of 11

Also take into consideration that once the butt is cooled down to fridge temp, it is going to take it a lot longer to reach the finished temp of 205 when you start adding heat again.  Much longer than than the time it would take to go from 165 to 205. 

 

Personally I would not try it. 

post #6 of 11

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Edited by danelmore - 6/9/12 at 6:41am
post #7 of 11

I don't see why it wouldn't work. yes it will take longer, but see no reason why it wouldn't. 

post #8 of 11

I'll have to disagree with you on this, Scooper. I do a lot of Butt and cool it till I need or want it ; to re-heat, I place in a slowcooker and set at Med. for 2-3hrs. (with some drippings) and it's all good. Then add the finish sauce if needed, and serve.

 

Good everytime...

 

Stan      aka      oldschoolbbq

 

Have fun and.....

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by oldschoolbbq View Post

I'll have to disagree with you on this, Scooper. I do a lot of Butt and cool it till I need or want it ; to re-heat, I place in a slowcooker and set at Med. for 2-3hrs. (with some drippings) and it's all good. Then add the finish sauce if needed, and serve.

 

Good everytime...

 

Stan      aka      oldschoolbbq

 

Have fun and.....


If it works, it works.  The end result is what's important.

 

post #10 of 11

The safest method is Stan's...Smoke it at 225*F for say 6-8 hours then foil and in a 325-350*F oven to finish... It will only take a few more hours...Then reheat in a Crock Pot or 325*F oven...JJ

post #11 of 11

Gotbags,tI will be doing about160# of Pork Butt on the 25th thru the 27th of Jan. Yes, Butt can be cooked and pulled for a future do...I will be in N.W.Ohio and cold and snow won't stop me, Frostyballs is on the way...drool.gif

 

This is a Club cook for the Iron Coffin/MC in Fostoria , Ohio the 28th. of JAN.,close,come by,and bring a hunger. The drinks will be there at a cost of a small bar club.

 

Welcome and bring your Motorcycles.....

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