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bootlegbbq
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30 17 4:29 am    Post subject: Hot Holding Reply with quote

I've searched through messages here but forgive me if I missed previous topics on hot holding. I've been vending both festivals and food trailer for 9 years and I've always used steam tables to hot hold my pork. I'm wondering if there is a better technique, process or equipment that you guys are using that delivers your product in the best possible heated condition to your customers???
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12 17 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use cambro pan carriers. Towards the end of my smoke, I wrap my pork in foil, and put 3 butts to a full steam pan tray, and can usually squeeze 4 pans for a total of 12 butts in there. I throw in an oven thermometer to watch the temp in the box, and I check meat temps all day with an instant read thermometer. When I need a butt I pull one out, and pull as needed, keeping it in a steam pan on my table. I've had meat stay in the 150+ degree range almost all day, with no noticeable loss in texture or quality. I'll do the same with brisket wrapped in butcher paper. I also "charge" the carrier, before loading with meat. I boil some water, and put the pot with water in the carrier (on a hot pad or towel), and get it warmed up, so the heat from the meat isn't spent trying to warm the unit.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12 17 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great info HC. Thanks for the input.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12 17 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also noticed your in Floyd, my wife has family down there. Next time we head that way, maybe we can swap some 'que Very Happy
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