I had my perfect cook going or so I thought. 8.5# butt on at 8.....temp stays around 225-235 and I go to bed. Check it at 230 and it had dropped to 220 so I nudged the daisy wheel open just a touch. My mistake I think was I also opened the bottom vent just a touch.
Anyway, up at 700 and the temp is 300. I check the internal temp and it exceeds 199, the max on my thermometer. Of course, I have now taken it off, double wrapped in foil and towels and in a cooler to keep warm.
How long can I leave it like that? I planned to take it off early afternoon, 16 or so hours in for evening meal. Will it stay warm that long?
Am I better off after a few hours to pull the pork and refrigerate?