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bbqneo
04-27-2007, 02:32 PM
I know most people hold brisket & butt in a cooler or cambro at comps, but how long do you plan to do this? I understand everyone sets up a schedule prior to a comp and this can be altered by meats getting stuck. Do most teams have a buffer of 1 hour or is it considerably longer?

DeanC
04-27-2007, 02:34 PM
I plan for two hours leeway with briskets and butts, about 30 to 45 mintues with ribs and chicken.

Smokin Gator
04-27-2007, 02:40 PM
I plan for two hours leeway with briskets and butts, about 30 to 45 mintues with ribs and chicken.

That is about what I was told by a couple of the Brethren when I was asking...

Bigmista
04-27-2007, 03:08 PM
Coupla hours.

jbrink01
04-27-2007, 03:25 PM
I had a brisket take 2nd last year that was done at 7:00am.......

bbqneo
04-30-2007, 07:52 PM
I plan for two hours leeway with briskets and butts, about 30 to 45 mintues with ribs and chicken.

That is about what I was told by a couple of the Brethren when I was asking...

Thanks for the replies, but is the leeway + prep/boxing time?? or does the leeway include prep/box time??
Also, do you plan for butts to take a maximum time say 2hr/lb or do you use your average time from experience??

MilitantSquatter
04-30-2007, 07:55 PM
I don't think you can go wrong either way...getting the box together should take no more than 15 minutes...

Some prefer minimal.. others want up to 6 hrs.. Personally, I want my briskets and butts off by 8-9AM, 10 AM at latest.