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How Long will Boston Butt stay warm?

CrackerCracker Posts: 3
edited 11:24PM in EggHead Forum
My first Boston Butt just hit 200 degrees after about 15 hours. It's done a little earlier than I thought it would be. I know to wrap it in foil, then towels then into a cooler. My question is how long can or should I leave in the cooler before pulling and eating?


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,508
    4 hours easy. Even longer. Leave your polder in it, and you have until the temp drops below 140...when you should think about pulling it.[p]Enjoy!
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  • Nature Boy,
    Can it cool all the way down and still be pulled, or should i pull it hot? I have a butt on now, in stall phase, and i expect it will be done about 8:00-9:00. I am going to the gambling boat with the boys tonight, soI either have to pull it right away, or do it tomorrow. Can it wait?
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  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Seth Howard, I think you will find it easier to pull while warm but there is no reason you can't wait until it's cooled a bit. Any left over fat will congeal when cook and is not as easily removed. An alternative: before you pull it, heat it back up in an oven. However, don't heat it up only to recool it again. You'll dry it out too much. Heat it up, pull it and then heat to your serving temperature if needed.

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