How long can I rest a pulled pork without refrigerating it before it becomes a safety hazard not to be refrigerated? I'm smoking a butt for some friends who had a baby a couple days ago and of course the finicky pig appears to be finishing about two hours early. So I had planned for it to be done at 3 and bring to them at 4 but it's going to be done around 1 so if they don't eat it until dinner then it would have rested in foil for about 3-4 hours. I hate to refrigerate it only for them to heat it up a short time later. Thanks!