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Cooking butts a couple days early

SundazesSundazes Posts: 306
edited October 2017 in EggHead Forum
I am doing a couple butts tonight for a "thing" on Sunday. My plan is to low and slow until finished tomorrow sometime. When they are done, cover a rest for an hour or so. Then I was going to pull it. I am planning to vacuum seal it and put it in the fridge.
My questions are:
Should I sauce it prior to packaging?
What is the best way to reheat it?


  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 603
    I did a butt a couple weeks ago, and with just the two of us storage of most of it was required. We chose to portion it up and freeze it. Reheating was accomplished with a dutch oven. We placed the thawed pork in the dutch oven, poured a cup of cider over the top, and slid it in the oven with the cover on at 300* for a while. Once the cider boils off and the meat is heated, drop your oven down to 200* to hold temp. It's moist and has a hint of sweetness from the cider, but it doesn't turn to mush.
    Michiana, South of the border.
  • You do not need to pour sauce in it. The food saver bags are perfect to reheat in pot of water. Enjoy!
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  • WebassWebass Posts: 135
    I do 2-3 butts every year for a golf trip with 15 of my buddies.  I cook and pull on Friday, let it cool completely, seal the pork in gallon ziplocs, and refrigerate.  I pack them in a cooler and travel on Sunday.  Sunday evening we heat the meat (unsauced) in foil covered aluminum pans at 350.  It's just as good and moist as it would have been freshly pulled.  I've always carried a couple cans of chicken broth in case it wasn't moist but I've never had to use them. Vac seal would be OK but I've not found it necessary.    

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  • Smoke, let rest, pull and place in covered aluminum pans. When ready to reheat, pour about 1/4 cup of water in the pan and recover the pan as tight as possible. Place in a 275 degree oven for about 45 minutes and it will taste as good as new!
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