Seems like a bunch of us are in the same situation, though each is a little different.
So next week I have a large gathering at my house (going away party for good friends) and want to do ribs two ways as part of the menu. The issue is the timing of the day. Guest arriving around 4:30-5:00, meaning we eat around 6:00-6:30 or so.
Ribs on the grill start around 3:00, but I also wanted to smoke some as well. The problem is that my son has a baseball game from 12:00 to 2:30.
Do you think I could smoke them from 10 to 12 (with the smoke), then let them sit, either in the smoker or in covered pans, for a couple of hours, then return them to the smoker for the last couple of hours?
I have a gas smoker which has a hard time controlling the low temp, and my wife will be at the game too, so she can't handle it for me.