Good morning! I have a situation, and I would like to ask everybody's advice, please!
Next Saturday will be a major family event, and I'm doing BBQ for it. My plans at the moment are for a pork butt and a beef chuck roast, both of which the family likes. But looking at the weather forecast, it looks like rain starting late Thursday through the weekend. I don't have any way to cover the patio where I smoke, and none of the sports stores have canopies in stock. So I'll have to cook in advance.
The cook will be either Wednesday or Thursday. Cooking so far in advance I'm going to abandon the chuckie (family HATES chuck roast reheated.) So my questions revolve around storing shredded pork butt. Assume an internal temp of 205 when I pull it, resting in a towel lined cooler until IT drops to 150, then shredding and quickly packaging into 1 lb packages.
If I cook on Wednesday, I'll need to freeze it. But if Thursday opens up, would you store it in the fridge? Or in the freezer? If in the fridge, how many days could it be safely stored at 35 degrees?