I have been smoking ABTs for a while now and have always had them disappear long before the counter ever got warm from the pan they were placed in (that's a good thing). Tomorrow I am hitting the store for some 50 jalapenos to split for 100 ABTs that will be for Sunday's tailgate party for the Real Rams Fans forum annual gathering. This is not an issue as I have more than enough space in the smoker and I'm not afraid of being up early to get it up and running to be at the stadium by 8 am. My problem is, I'll be at work when these need to be started.
My son, Jake, will be going to the game with me and has volunteered to start the smoker for me but I'm apprehensive about trusting a 13 year old to get up at 5 am so I thought I'd see if anyone here has ever pre-smoked ABTs and reheated them the next day and if so, what were the results? I'm relatively sure that if I smoke them Saturday and don't put plastic wrap or foil tightly around them and cut the smoker time short by 30 minutes or so then they'll be fine for a finish in the oven at 250°.