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Longest FTC on Pork Butts?

What's the longest FTC you have done on pork butts? How long can you keep them before you need to unwrap them and reheat or put in the frig? I just took mine off the cooker (10pm) and don't need them until tomorrow afternoon! I was using an electric smoker not my egg and they got done really early so the temp gauge on this electric smoker gizmo must be wrong!!! Thanks, Bill


  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Refrigerate tonight in the same foil they finished in ---  re-heat in an oven at 300 degrees for about 90 minutes before pulling tomorrow.
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479
    You need to cool those as quickly as possible and reheat them tomorrow.  I have held them FTC for five hours and they are still like holding a chunk of lava, but yours ain't gonna make it till tomorrow.


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  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,420
    I totally agree with @BOWHUNR and  @Charlie tuna, I've done nearly six hours in a cooler only because I got caught up doing other things and it was still pretty hot to handle but that long is way too long.
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  • BillPinNCBillPinNC Posts: 68
    You all confirmed my thoughts, I put it in an ice chest with a bag of ice on top and one on the bottom of the room in the frig. This thing weighed 13.3 pounds from Costco, while I was prepping it fell apart so I had two hunks of meat. Thought it would take 20/24 hours at 230, it finished in ten! Took a small piece to sample and it tasted good.
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    Here is some good info the Naked Whiz has on Cooler Holding Times
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • BillPinNCBillPinNC Posts: 68
    BTW- thanks for the comments! Bill
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