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captndan
07-08-2011, 06:36 AM
I may be in a situation where 100# of butts may have to be started one day, about 6 hours, and finished the next day to serve at 4. Any problems with this?

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
07-08-2011, 06:41 AM
Biggest issue may be finding a way to rapidly cool down that many pounds of butts overnight.

I would consider doing them hot and fast in one day, if it were me.

Lake Dogs
07-08-2011, 06:45 AM
Depends on the size of your smoker and the temperature that you plan to cook. My smoker will do roughly 200# of butts in 9.5 hours at 250+-. We foil at the 4.5 hour mark... I'd plan a 1 hour rest after taking them off; it'll allow them to cool ever-so-slightly and will help in returning/keeping them moist.

captndan
07-08-2011, 07:14 AM
My smoker will be at the Fair Grounds which is locked up from 8 PM until maybe 8 AM. We must start serving at 4 PM. That's the problem.

Johnny_Crunch
07-08-2011, 09:22 AM
I would start them off site on something else and bring them with you in the morning to finish them on your smoker at the fairgrounds.

Randbo
07-08-2011, 09:37 AM
I would talk to the fair manager and see if they will allow you in early for this special circumstance.