Pork Butt how long after cooking.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tamric, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. How long will a pork butt stay warm wrapped in foil and a towel placed in a cooler?

    I would like to pull just before serving.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    A single Butt will hold about 5-6 hours as long as you use a smallish cooler. No 100Qt coolers here.[​IMG]...JJ
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2016
  3. Thanks Chef Jimmy J,

    I started this butt around 6 last night and its currently at 199 degrees, it's been hanging there for an hour, the smoker's running at 240 degrees now. I was planning to pull at 5:30. so I should be ok time wise.

    Thanks again.

  4. smokinal

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

    How did it turn out?

  5. It came out very well, 5.5 hours  wrapped and in the cooler. It was very warm yet, and easy to pull. I don't think I would let it rest any longer. But it didn't need reheated so I was happy with the result. This was the 5th butt and every other time I had to delay eating, so I was experimenting on how to have it cooked earlier, then pull just before eating. Next time I'm going to shoot for about a 2.5 to 3 hour window. This smoke took around 17 hours which seems to be the norm for me. 15 to 18 hours on all the butts I've cooked, all were 7.5 -9 pond butts. I bought an 18.5 Webber Smokey Mountain Cooker about a year ago, and haven't had any missteps yet. Haven't tried beef yet. It's been fun even with the lack of good sleep on the overnight smokes.


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