Hey all, new to the site and first time posting. My wife bought me a smoker a few months ago and I use it once or twice a week right now. Love it, and so far everything has turned out amazing. I made a few pork butts on it and got a great response to it. Have a holiday party coming up and wanted to remake the recipe for it, but have a few questions.
The party is on a Sunday. Unfortunately my days off are Monday and Tuesday, so I was going to smoke them on Tuesday. Will they still be good on Sunday? Or should I freeze it? Also, should I leave it whole and freeze it or shred it and then freeze it?
If the best option is to freeze, when should I take it back out and how should I reheat it? About 8-12 lbs of pork. From what I've read it seems best option is to shred it, freeze it, reheat in a roasting pan with some apple juice poured over at 250 degrees til heated through.
Any other suggestions??
Also, a side question. I seem to have a lot of problems getting the temperature up early on in the smoking process. I have a Weber charcoal smoker. It seems the temperature sits closer to 200 degrees, and takes me an hour or two to finally get it to 235-250 degrees. Any tips on a faster rise in temperature?
Thanks in advance for any advice.