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What's the longest you've left a cooked butt in foil.....

TideJoeTideJoe Posts: 31
edited 7:00PM in EggHead Forum
in a cooler after the cook. I've left one for 3 hours after the cook before I pulled it. Anyone left it longer?


  • TideJoe,
    I let one sit in the cooler for 5 hours just last week. When I pulled it, the meat was still steaming hot! I had poured a pot of boiling water in the cooler and then dumped it out before I put in the meat and stuffed with towels.

  • TideJoe,
    I've left one 5 hours. After that, the internal temp was dropping below 140. Here's the web page all about it:[p]TNW

    [ul][li]How Long Can You Hold A Butt In A Cooler?[/ul]
    The Naked Whiz
  • BrianPBrianP Posts: 147
    The Naked Whiz,
    Is there any reason not to place the foil-wrapped meat in a warm oven (say at 140-150 degrees)? I know this compromises your mobility, but if you guests are coming to you, would this work longer than a cooler? Any detrimental effects to the meat?[p]thanks,

  • TideJoe,
    4 butts in one large cooler for about 6-7 hours ... they finished before I left for work and before my wife could get back home to pull them. They were awesome.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,305
    ive had 2 briskets in for about 7 hours with 2 butts that where in for about 6 hours. still too hot to handle. if i just had 1 butt in, i think it would not stay as hot without all that mass.

  • 5 and a half hours
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