Butt Conumdrum Solved (w/ Q-View)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jazzerque, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. jazzerque

    jazzerque Newbie

    My timing is off and I could use some advice on how to proceed...

    I started a 7lb butt yesterday at 4:00.  It got to 140 by 9:00 and I foiled it and moved it to the oven.  At 2:00 am it was 205 so I moved it to a towel-lined cooler.  By 7:20 it had hit 163.  I estimate that at 10:30 AM butt will cool to 140.  The problem is that the Father's Day gathering doesn't eat until 3:00 PM.

    What is the best way to bridge the 4.5 hour gap?

    A. Pull and load crock pot

    B. Pull, put in fridge and re-heat

    C. Load foiled butt in crock pot and pull and finish right before eating

    D. Something I haven't thought of but you would be glad to share

    Thanks in advance for the advice.

  2. jazzerque

    jazzerque Newbie

    Well, unless someone has a better idea, I'm going with option C.  I'll get the crockpot out and load foiled butt, temp probe and all and turn on the 'warm' setting or kick it up to 'low' if temp drops too close to 140.  Hoping butt doesnt turn mushy. 

    Watch for qview later today! -- Addison
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
  4. jazzerque

    jazzerque Newbie

    Thanks for the reply Craig.  I've been lurking around the forum as a guest for about a month now and have really been trying to soak up all the great info and advice.  Taking the eCourse is next.

    My original plan was patterned after 'Jeff's huge mistake' article.  He cooled his in the middle part of the day and reheated...probably shouldn't mess with perfection.  I'll pull the butt out of the crock and get it headed for the fridge!

    Thanks again!
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would wrap with towels and place in a cooler.

    It will keep the 4.5 hrs you need, and will still be very warm.

    Just my 2¢

    Good luck and remember the Qview[​IMG]
  6. jazzerque

    jazzerque Newbie

    Thanks. The cook went good. Went with Craig's suggestion and all turned out well.  Pork fell apart during pulling.  Here are the pics from my new GOSM inaugural smoke.

    My New Toy 


    Inaugual Boston Butt all rubbed and ready.


    Out of smoker at 140 degrees, foiled and into oven.

    Out of oven at 205 degrees and into cooler.

    Out of cooler at 150 degrees...1st peak inside!


    Falling apart with bone out clean,


    All is well that ends well.  I'll use a bit more smoke next weekend and work on my timing.  Thanks for everyone's great info and encouragement.  Addison
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks delicious!   [​IMG]

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