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Help, butts done way too early

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Butts are done, but the party starts 11 hours from now. Should I shred and reheat? Let them sit in a cooler for as long as possible, shred, and crock pot it? Any other thoughts?

I am baffled on this one. Normal one 8 pound butt takes me about 20 hours to smoke at 225 on my electric smoker. I put three 8 pounders in last night and I wake up with one at 208, one at 203, and one at 191 in just 12 hours. My party starts 11 hours from now.
post #2 of 7

Chris you could try keeping them in the smoker,set to keep the IT above 140*. Foiled with some Chef JimmyJ foiling sauce.Just my 2 cents

Richie

post #3 of 7

Shred now and reheat for the party, it'll be safer that way.Thumbs Up

post #4 of 7
Cliffcarter is correct
post #5 of 7

Late to the party but 3 butts at 200+ is a lot of Hot Mass. Foiled, toweled and in a small cooler will hold 10-12 hours with little loss of heat. Besides, even if it did drop to 120-130°F. That meat is Sterile and sealed in foil and cooler, there is no chance for re-contamination and bacteria growth...JJ

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
I shredded and reheated. Seemed pretty good. Thanks to all!
post #7 of 7

Glad to hear everything turned out well.

 

Al

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