So my GF's Birthday is in 2 weeks, and we're having her family come over for a Birthday BBQ. We'll be serving standard grilled fair, but I want to smoke a Boston Butt for them as well.
I'm cooking on a highly modified ECB, and while I'm managing to produce some really good Q on it, cook time is still HIGHLY variable, so guaranteeing that I can take the butt off the smoker right on cue for dinner is going to be near impossible (not to mention being so very dirty and smokey smelling for her fam). I've seen many people mention them smoking for events about 24 hours ahead of time, but I never paid close enough attention to the steps taken to overnight the meat, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Here's the basic schedule:
I'm off from work all day Friday. Everyone will be over Sat around 5 or so, and we'll probably eat around 6. I can work in any of that time, but would prefer NOT getting up at 5am, which is why I want to work the day before (and guarantee it's on the table on time).
I know I can finish it in the Oven, and I know I can store it in tin foil and a cooler for 5-6 hours without much issue but there will be more down time than that... should I put it in the fridge? let it sit in the cooler? When I heat it back up in the oven, just leave it at it's lowest setting?