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What's the deal with using a cooler after...

splitsurroundsplitsurround Posts: 16
edited 8:56AM in EggHead Forum
...cooking a butt? I think I'm supposed to immediately wrape the butt in plastic wrap or towels, then place in a cooler for a couple hours before pulling.

Why? What does the cooler do? Also, is there a difference between using plastic wrap & cloth towels?

Thanks gang,

split

Comments

  • HighCottonHighCotton Posts: 43
    If I have to transport egged butts or need to wait a few hours, I'll place them in a corning dish, wrap them in foil, and put old towels in between them and on top on top of them in a cooler. It keeps them from getting cold before serving. I've used this method and can still pull hot pork five hours later. The bone still slides right out.
  • EggtuaryEggtuary Posts: 400
    Meet continues cooking off the grill. My understanding is that, with low-and-slow meats like yours, that means it will continue to get increasingly tender.

    Also, with a lot of meats, the rest period off the heat allows juices to redistribute. Try steaks with and without a rest after coming off the grill, and you'll see a big difference.
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