If it rests for only a hour will that still be fine ?
I've wrapped it in foil and let it sit for 15-20 mins, now it's in a cooler warped in a towel.
Resting depends on if you cooked the butt completely and when you want to eat. Done is Done! If the Butt is at an IT around 205, a probe slides in with no resistance all over and the bone comes free, it's Done...That said, if you are ready to eat, rest 30 minutes on the counter until cool enough to handle and pull it. If your Butt is Done early and guests won't be there for a couple hours or you are taking the pork to another location, then wrap in foil, towels and give a rest in a cooler for up to 5 hours. Unlike a Med Rare Roast Beef, we are not waiting for the meat to relax and juices to redistribute. We are Pulling the Pork in a pan. We don't need to wait for juices to redistribute, any juices that come out as we pull are going to be mixed back in anyway...JJ
Madcane it looks great!
Just something to try sometime and it will take your Pulled Pork to another level. Mix up some of Chef JJ's Finishing sauce. Use it very sparingly. Always keep a bottle in the reefer. Its can save a dry butt, but even more the subtle spices and flavors marry to the pork and give it that added something in taste. Its not something people will say, What is that sauce you used its great. But when used sparingly the flavors all just meld together and you can't tell its on the meat, only that "your smoked Pulled pork is better than mine. Maybe the smoker? Hmmmm..... Mmmmm"
Listen, when you do finially use some (and everyone gets there sooner or later), you can think of me suggesting it to you and wonder what took so long.
BTW I add a little honey and apple cider to mine also.
Its a miracle elixir for pulled pork, its make great pork even better and it makes terrible pork good. You just can't loose.
Just a note of Caution...Adding anything coming from the Refrigerator, should be heated to a min of 165°F. There are lots of opportunity for crosscontamination in the refer, even with something covered, though less likely...JJ