HELP! Pork hit 200 at 10:30... guests coming at 8pm.

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by mkedda, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. mkedda

    mkedda Fire Starter

    My pork shoulders hit 202 at 10:30 am and my guests arent arriving until 8pm. What should I do to safely and deliciously server this food!
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    If pulling continue to 210  then wrap in towels and keep in an ice chest until needed!
  3. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    X2 I have kept pork butts warm for a whole day this way.
  4. mkedda

    mkedda Fire Starter

    so i can leave them wrapped in foil and towels in a cooler from 11am until 7pm in the evening and its safe ?
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    They should stay way over the danger zone if tightly wrapped in foil, then a couple of towels and in an ice chest.  Actually you will notice how much better they taste with that nice long rest you are going to give them.  Also they are fully cooked so unless you use aluminum foil you had the raw chickens wrapped in and towels left over from your son's gym class you should be pretty safe.
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yes you can. Keep your meat probe in it so you can monitor the temp. If it gets below 135 and your more than an hour or so from pulling it. You would need to take it out & pull it, or put it in a 175 degree oven to keep the temp above 135.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have kept food in coolers for 12 hours safely. Here is the key - put the towels in the microwave and heat them up a little then make sure you fill all the empty space in the cooler with towels or newspaper so there are no voids and believe it or not they will still be hot to the touch when you pull them out 
  8. mkedda

    mkedda Fire Starter

    ok. thanks a ton everyone!

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