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FTC How Long?

cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
How long will my butt stay hot if I put it in a cooler wrapped in foil and towels? I plan on a 15 hour cook for 2 7.5 lb boneless butts. Should be done by 10. I plan on serving at 12. Will it stay hot for more than 2 hours?
Mark Annville, PA

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  • oh yeah. I've done well over 8 hrs before. Easily 4-5 hrs if you use a lot of towels


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  • I've kept one (6#) warm for almost 4 hours, so for two hours you will be just fine.
    @TheCen-TexSmoker might know, if you have two butts is it better to foil each and then towel then together if you wanted to go 6 or 7 hours?
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  • jerrypjerryp Posts: 230
    I kept one warm for 6 hours.
  • Thanks guys. I knew Is be fine for 2 hours. I was giving myself a 2 hour buffer, but was considering going longer. The stall on these things can be unpredictable. I might bump it up to a 3 hour buffer.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 23,934
    So pretty much 8 hours.  Remember, it's pasteurized when you start out.
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  • I've kept one (6#) warm for almost 4 hours, so for two hours you will be just fine.
    @TheCen-TexSmoker might know, if you have two butts is it better to foil each and then towel then together if you wanted to go 6 or 7 hours?
    good question but I've always wrapped them separately. So I guess the best answer is....I dunno

     
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,589
    Theoretically, 2 foiled and wrapped together will stay hot a little longer. The two packaged together will have a slightly smaller surface area than two apart.

  • Quality of cooler also factors in.
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  • I woke up this morning and my buts were already done. Last time, it took ~17 hours for 1 big butt, this time just 12 hours. So I have 9.5 hours until dinner time. I wrapped each in 2 layers of foil, heavy towels, and have them tightly packed in a Yeti cooler. Hoping that works.
  • I woke up this morning and my buts were already done. Last time, it took ~17 hours for 1 big butt, this time just 12 hours. So I have 9.5 hours until dinner time. I wrapped each in 2 layers of foil, heavy towels, and have them tightly packed in a Yeti cooler. Hoping that works.
    should be tight but that's a great cooler and I've done longer in a crap cooler with lots of towels
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  • Put the butts in the cooler at 9AM and pulled them at 7:30PM, 10 1/2 hrs later. They were fine! Steam came out when I unwrapped them. Glad I had a Yeti.
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