I am planning to do a 10# butt this weekend to take to the football game for tailgaiting (Jets-Dolphins). The game is at 1pm but we need to leave the house at 8:30 to get to the stadium. I plan to smoke the butt and then FTC it and put it in a cooler till it's ready to be pulled. The problem is that I will not have any leeway with time on the smoke, even though it will do well with the FTC. In the past, I have smoked at 225 and it usually takes 1 1/4 hours per pound, but as we all know, this can vary. So what if it's time to leave and it's not done? Should I err on the side of cooking it longer (1 1/2 hours per pound) or just do my usual and let the FTC do the rest?