expo cli question and jenkins automation.

So, I am wanting to deploy hot fixes for our app using Jenkins and expo publish. This is the thought, when the Jenkins build triggers I just want to verify that the bundle builds correctly without actually publishing the changes live.

So, basically before the changes are merged into master I want to make sure that the bundle is good and then when its merged to master I want to actually do the publish.

Is there anything in the expo cli that will allow me build the bundle without pushing it live? Right now I am just doing a publish twice and the first publish being a throw away channel, but its slow.