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keep it hot

Discussion in 'Beef' started by daveyhunter, May 9, 2006.

  1. daveyhunter

    daveyhunter Fire Starter

    :oops: Can anyone tell me how I can keep the meat hot such as brisket, ribs,or loins until party time I heard something about wrapping in foil and towel but do not know how to go about it exactly, and how long can you keep it, I would realy appreciate it.

    Daveyhunter :D
  2. reflect

    reflect Meat Mopper OTBS Member


    Pretty straight forward...

    I'll use a boston butt as an example. I normally pull it at 195 degrees. I then wrap it twice in heavy duty aluminum foil. I then use a towl and wrap it again. I then place it, with the open end of the towl wrap facing down, in a cooler. I let it sit normally from one to four hours. The cooler needs to be a nice one that is pretty air tight.

    If it is the next day I reheat using a crock pot set on medium with a little apple cider vinegar and water in the bottom. I shoot for a 50/50 ratio and only put in maybe an inch worth.


  3. jlloyd99

    jlloyd99 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Another good tip to add to what Brian said is to pre-heat the cooler. You can do this by swishing some hot water in it just before you put in the meat. We use a little igloo cooler, of course the more meat your holding the bigger the cooler you'll need. This works great and we've held meat safely up to four hours this way.
  4. Dutch

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


    Expanding on what Reflect has posted, I place an old moving blanket in the bottom of my cooler and then place my aluminum wrapped smoked items in a hotel pan and place the whole thing on top of the blanket. I keep the food probe of my digital thermo in the meat and fill the empty space with old pillows/blankets. With my thermo remote I can still monitor the food temps. I've had food in a cooler this way several hours and still had the meat temp. at or above 140 degrees at serving time.
  5. daveyhunter

    daveyhunter Fire Starter

    Thank you very much I will give it a try, :) sounds pretty simple I think I can handle that
  6. daveyhunter

    daveyhunter Fire Starter

    I need evry tip I can seems like you are there when a person needs help thanks
  7. daveyhunter

    daveyhunter Fire Starter

    Again earl thanks I can't thank you guys enough