I'm having a bunch of friends over for a BBQ tomorrow. I plan to smoke a pork butt. We want to start eating at 4pm., and since I have an 11-pound piece of meat, I assume it will take 15-17 hours. Because of that, if I wanted it timed perfectly, I'd have to start it around midnight.
What I was wondering — if I started the smoke much earlier and had it finished by tonight, how would you recommend storing it for 5-6 hours? I'd love to keep it warm that entire time (wrap in foil, then in blankets, then place in a cooler), but I didn't know if that was safe. I could refrigerate it, but I'd sure love to keep it juicy, and that might have an effect.
Any feedback would be appreciated.