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Boston Butt??

frankwafrankwa Posts: 3
edited 10:09AM in EggHead Forum
How long can i keep it wrapped in foil with towels in a cooler?? I am expecting it to be ready around 4-5 AM and looking to eat it around 10-11 AM. I am making it for a tailgate this weekend.
Thanks in advance for any advice.


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I've gone 5 hours. I also had a bubch of foil and towels around them. They still temped way above 160.
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    5-6 hours would not scare me.
  • I've had one on for 6 hours. Just made sure there was little or no air space in the cooler.
  • MJF24MJF24 Posts: 146
    I think you'll be fine. Here's the best information that you will probably find on the subject:
  • A lot will depend on the ambient outside temperature and the quality of your cooler. Try and put the meat in a size cooler that is just big enough to fit your boston butts.
  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    like Hoss said, 5 to 6 hrs, i have gone 6hrs several several times! i usually go atleast 3-4 everytime. but 6 doesnt scare me. u should be fine, just wrap well and insulate well. :)
  • I put an empty milk bottle full of the hottest water I can get out of my tap to preheat the cooler, then 'recharge' when I put the butt in. Helps keep the meat from cooling down into the 40-140 danger zone too soon.
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