Best way to complete this smoke

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bigpuddin43, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. I am trying to figure out how to do this. I have an electric bradley smoker that automatically feeds the wood biscuits every twenty minutes.  I am suppose to smoke a boston butt for pulled pork for a cookout at work on thurday.  I was thinking about putting it on when I get home on wed at around 4 but it will have to be off at 7 the next morning when I have to leave for work.  I am worried if I hit any stalls it may not get done in time.  So I was thinking about putting it on wed morning before work and letting it smoke all day while I am at work then I can foil it when I get home then it should be done wed night and I can let it rest for a few hours before pulling it then just reheat it on the grill at work to serve.  What do yall recommend?  I will also be doing two chickens as well but they can be done wed night as they wont take as long. 
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You should be fine starting at 4:00... that gives you a full 15 hrs. If you foil them at 165° they will definately finish up with a few hours to spare. Once they are done just put them in a towel lined cooler and they will keep hot for up to 6-8 hrs. If you are keeping them in the cooler for over 6 hrs. I suggest you pull the shoulders off when the internal temps hit 190°, they will continue to cook a bit in the cooler so by pulling them at 190° they wont turn mushy.
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I believe most people consider 2 hours per lb when smoking at the 225 - 240 range. You should be fine like JlRodriguez says as long as you have no problems.  Personally I would start it in the morning, that way if something goes wrong you have a bit of play time.  You can always put it in the oven if you have to.  Leave it wrapped in foil and just heat the next day as needed.
  4. sounds good guess I will get it rubbed down tonight and put it on first thing in the morning then it should be ready to be foiled when I get home tom afternoon.  Then cook to 200 and let it rest for a couple hours then pull and reheat tom on the grill.  how long will it take to reheat I am thinking of putting it on one side of the grill with the opposite side lit I am thinkin a couple hours maybe. 
  5. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    If you have a crock pot, slow cooker, or warmer that would help.   We do "food day" at work occasionally and I keep a crock pot under my desk at work ( to keep from carrying it home). Takes a while to heat up, but by lunchtime it's ready.  Works like a charm.  Originally people thought I was "off", now they try to borrow it.  Go figure. . . . .

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