I am making pulled pork for dinner tonight for some friends. One of my pork butts is already at #180 and it is only 1. How long will it keep in my cooler before I need to pull it? Ugg this cold weather is causing me some issues today! Cold and windy is making smoking with my unmoded offset difficult. I has set up a make shit mod to keep my smoker warm. I took the base of my stand up brinkmann and have so e coals going in that right below the air vent on the smoker. It is the best way I have found to keep my temps steady.