Question for the more intelligent than myself, I'm smoking 2 butts for Sunday. The butts will be in the 8-10lb range a piece, I'm need them to be ready to pull by 1:00pm Sunday afternoon. Now this isn't my first boston butt but this will be the first time I've had to cook with a deadline in mind and not just my leisure. I'm guessing around 1.5 hrs per lb at 225* on my Primo Kamado which will be controlled by my Digi Q DX2 which my lovely girlfriend just purchased for me.
I would like to pull the Pork Butts from the cooker by 11:00 am and then throw them in a cooler for the trip and let them rest before pulling. After all that rambling my question is, would throwing them on around 11pm the night before sound about right? I know I could always up the temp to speed things along if they're going to slow.
Oh, and I'm undecided on wrapping at 165* like I normally do or just letting them ride it out the whole cook? Any input here is greatly appreciated as well.