day ahead smoke

Discussion in 'Pork' started by skinsfan75, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. skinsfan75

    skinsfan75 Fire Starter

    im gonna be smoking 4 pork butts this saturday for a golf tourney on sunday. what is the best method or trick i need to know when smoking the day before a party. i feel confident in smoking the butts but i have never tried to do it the day before. any advice or useful hints would be great. thanks
    SKINSFAN75(cant wait till football season starts)
  2. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    The only thing id do different is wait to put the finishing sauce on till its reheated, if you use a finishing sauce
  3. dougbennett

    dougbennett Smoke Blower

    Make sure you pull as much excess fat as possible before you refrigerate. Otherwise, you end up with white clumps on Sunday.
  4. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Do it a couple of days before, less pressure always tastes better the next day anyway so why not. don't forget the finishing sauce. and if something goes wrong but it pretty much can't with butts you have another day to correct.

    Good luck, but you wont need it[​IMG]
  5. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    throw 'em in the crock pot and you'll be fine. Always works out great for me!
  6. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Four butts in a crock pot. That I wanna see.
  7. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You read my mind![​IMG]
  8. skinsfan75

    skinsfan75 Fire Starter

    i was also wondering if i pull the butts when they are done or if i should wait till im about to serve them on sunday?
  9. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    I could be wrong here, but i'm thinking you should pull them an hour or so after you finish cooking them...they'll probably "pull" better if they're hot.
  10. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    Work with me here. You may need more than 1 crock pot!

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