Originally Posted by Fendrbluz
Red you originally helped me with my first butt and I love my sweet apple butt :). But this subject came up let me ask you last time I smoked all night and next day it got done sooner then I thought I brought temp up to about 202 I pull and wrapped up in a towel then I have some stretch wrap I wrapped real tight and stuck in a cooler and went fishing for like 5hrs when I got couldn't believe it was still hot when I shredded it but it was a little mushy not like it usually is so you think that was a little long.
Every cut of pork butt is a bit different, and tends to get done at slightly different temps. This one sounds like it was slightly overcooked, and the longer rest certainly would have added to that, because it will continue to cook for a while if its wrapped tight and placed in an insulated cooler. The internal temp of a large cut of meat could rise another 5-10 degrees while resting. Steam will continue to braise the meat for a long time while it rests.