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Have Butt Will Travel

Discussion in 'Pork' started by markeli, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. markeli

    markeli Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    I have to smoke a boston butt (7 1/2 lb) for dinner tomorrow at 3:00 pm. and the location of dinner is 3 1/2 hours away from my smoker which is not very portable.

    Wish me luck on the timing.

  2. jminion

    jminion Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    If you have a small cooler fill with boiling water and allow to heat it up, lid closed. Empty and place butt wrapped in HD foil in, should stay plenty hot for 3 1/2 hours without any problem.
    I would take the butt any higher than 185 to 190 internal cause the butt will continue to tenderize in the dry cooler.
  3. markeli

    markeli Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Thank you for the reply. I tried the preheated cooler a couple of weeks ago and it worked very well. It is a neat little trick. now if I can just get it done in time.

  4. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Mark if you're providing the meat for dinner, remember this-They can't eat 'til you and Judy get there!! :P
  5. markeli

    markeli Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Thanks Earl Judy is in california with her sister so I thought I would go down to beaver and see my brother, he found out that I am smokin meat and said I need to come down and visit but don't forget the pork. The butt should come out of the smoker in about 2 hrs unless it gets stuck again (temp wise)
    it should be a good trip.
  6. markeli

    markeli Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    well I am a little ahead of schedule I just loaded the pork in the cooler. I will get there a little early and stick the pork in the oven to keep warm. I will let ya all know how it went when I get back in town.

  7. markeli

    markeli Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Just got back. That cooler trick worked better this time than last time. Pork went in to the preheated cooler at 185* three hours later the temp was 158* I didn't have to put it in the oven everyone started to eat it when I got there. we then ate the side dishes when they were ready worked out good.