Hey everyone. I am in charge of a Monday night group dinner at a lake house this summer. There will be around 20 people, so I figure what better thing to make for my guests than a nice smoked pork butt (or two) on the my BGE. I have made this several times before using the recipe found on the site and it always turns out well. Here is the problem...
There is no BGE at the house - only a Weber gas grill...gasp! I am driving to the house and therefore cannot take my BGE with me so I plan to cook the food before time and just heat it up on Monday for dinner. I will be driving to the lake house on Sunday mid-day. Here is my plan of attack...any advice or instructions if I am doing something wrong?
Friday night, put the pork butts on for a low and slow cook like I always so. We are having friends over that Saturday too so if I make three butts we can eat one and wrap two of them for the trip.
Saturday mid-day take the butts off the egg and wrap them very tightly in several layers of heavy duty aluminum foil. Allow to rest for several hours while monitoring temp does not fall below 145. Eat one of the three butts that night for dinner. Put the other two wrapped butts in the refrigerator overnight.
Sunday 1pm I will drive to the lake house and arrive at 6pm. I will keep the tightly wrapped butts in a cooler on ice during the trip. Once at the house, I will transfer the two wrapped butts into the refrigerator there.
On Monday, I will put the two butts (still wrapped in the foil) in the conventional oven turned on as low as it goes...maybe 175 or so? I will plan on letting them reheat very slowly and unwrap them and pull the meat right before serving dinner around 6pm that evening.
OK...so generally a solid plan...or is there something else I should consider? I can only assume that I don't want to physically pull the meat until just ready to eat dinner that Monday versus Saturday sometime as it might dry out too much that way? Any advice is greatly appreciated for those of you with way more experience in doing this than me. Thanks in advance!!