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Big Sexy 12-06-2011 11:49 AM

holding food
I'm doing 12 pork butts tomorrow for my work.
After I pull the meat, wrap in foil, wrap in towels, and place in a cooler....

How long can the meat sit before it needs to be served?

PCDoctor_1979 12-06-2011 11:52 AM

At least 4 hours. Probably longer if you pre-heat the cooler with hot water.

Good luck!!

Big Sexy 12-06-2011 11:53 AM


gtr 12-06-2011 12:43 PM

I've held as long as 6 hours. I've heard of 11.

Big Sexy 12-06-2011 01:48 PM

Good to hear!

SmokinOkie 12-06-2011 02:18 PM

12 PB's in one cooler together? They will still be too hot to touch. That many will definitely keep themselves nice and warm.

LittleDick'sBBQ 12-06-2011 02:19 PM

cooler choice

I have a cooler similar to this that we use on the boat.

Close it up tight and it keeps ice cold and hot stuff warm for a LONG time. It is superior (and $$) than a plastic cooler AND is easy to carry. Could be the right balance between a plastic cooler and a Cambro?

Little Dick

southernstyle 12-06-2011 02:24 PM

as stated above. 12 butts in a cooler is will hold at least 12 hrs. if you have a maverick stick one on top then close the lid. 140 is you magic number.

Divemaster 12-06-2011 02:50 PM

You can hold them as long as you want as long as the temp remains in the "Safe Area" above 145*. Once it falls below this temp, you are going to either need to re-heat it or start chilling it down.

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