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kymonopoly

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Smoke Finishing "ahead of schedule"
« on: January 22, 2021, 10:36:16 AM »
OK, so I have a dumb question...
If my meat reaches temp way before meal time, I should just wrap it and throw it into a cooler with a good seal to keep it warm and stuff said cooler with blankets or towels?  I am assuming I wrap it in foil?  I won a Yeti cooler in a meat raffle, how long should I expect this to keep the meat warm?

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Re: Smoke Finishing "ahead of schedule"
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2021, 11:08:44 AM »
Correct. Wrap it up tight in foil and then towels and throw it in your cooler. Iíve held pork butts for easily 3-4 hours in the past when Iíve had a fast cook.
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Re: Smoke Finishing "ahead of schedule"
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 12:04:58 PM »
I double wrap in heavy duty foil then a heavy beach towel and then into a cooler just large enough to hold the meat. Not too large or small.
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Re: Smoke Finishing "ahead of schedule"
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2021, 01:18:25 AM »
At Thanksgiving I smoked a 15 LB Turkey. I wrapped it like David described and put it in a Coleman cooler. Before putting the bird in the cooler I placed a pot of boiling water in it to preheat for about 30 minutes. I held the turkey for about 4.5 hours and it was still nice and hot at serving time. Your Yeti should have no problem keeping the heat in.
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Re: Smoke Finishing "ahead of schedule"
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 12:49:29 PM »
If a smoke finishes early for me, I turn the temp on smoker down to 140, wrap product in foil and leave it the in smoker until time to serve.
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Re: Smoke Finishing "ahead of schedule"
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2021, 04:29:27 PM »
That works just as well.
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Re: Smoke Finishing "ahead of schedule"
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2021, 11:09:55 AM »
I would like to say thank you to all of you gave me some advice.  I appreciate it and plan to use these tips soon. 
Jonathan but go by J.
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