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Pork butts done too early

I could use some advice. I have 27 pounds of pork sitting in a cooler. It got done a few hours earlier than I expected. I put it in a hot yeti at 5:30am. We aren’t eating till around 1. I’m thinking 7 hours is too long in the cooler. Should I cool it off now and reheat it later? 
Thanks in advance. 


  • It will be fine
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,777
    You can also place them in the oven and have the oven on the warm feature (low) and that keeps the oven around 145°, give or take. 
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  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 836
    It will be fine. It will probably be perfect.
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  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,296
    Wrap in foil/plastic wrap and then los and lots of towels for insulation. NP
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  • GaBGEGaBGE Posts: 509
    edited December 2018
    I had the same thing happen Friday. I wrapped in foil and held them in the oven on 170 for about 7 hours then FTC for about 2 more hours for the transport. I was nervous about them but they were still in the 180s when I pulled them to eat.
  • Thanks for the help everyone. They are still in the cooler. I feel better now. I’ll post an update when I pull them out. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,870
    I like to damped a towel and mule it in the microwave. Couple steaming towels buys you hours. 
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,259
    I put a 10 pound in a cooler at 195 and after 9 hours, it was still at 152.

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  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 836
    Michiana, South of the border.
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 836
    @chrisorona - How did it turn out? Spectacular success?
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  • Sorry for the late response. It turned out great. I left it in the cooler for 7 hours and it was still at 180 when I pulled it. It was a big hit. Sorry no pictures. Thanks for all the help. 
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 836
    That speaks volumes about the performance of a Yeti. Glad it worked out. 
    Michiana, South of the border.
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