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Foil or not to foil?

jaysun29jaysun29 Posts: 2
Help! Pros and cons? I'm not sure if I should or shouldn't. I'm an egg newbie. Gave her a test ride with ribs. Now want to do pulled pork


  • I assume you're asking about the meat, as opposed to say, some kind of a hat (not recommended). I'd give one of the turbo butt recipes here a try. Personally, I like @CharlieTuna's. it's an injected butt, turbo style. I like it a lot better than the low and slow version, and it helps that it finishes faster.
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  • GreenhawKGreenhawK Posts: 398
    That is one of those questions that you will get a lot of different answers on.  

    I don't ever foil anything while it's cooking.  I like to keep everything as simple as possible.  I don't really get much benefit from foiling, so I don't do it.

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  • My best results have been with foil.  That said the more practice I get, the less I foil.  I look at it this way, if I was  purist BBQ pit master I wouldn't own an egg.  I have no shame, I use the tools that allow me great BBQ.   I own foil, use it, and I think it makes good ribs, great and darn good butts if you need to hold them.  If you can serve the butt off the fire, I'd skip the foil other then to tent for a rest after you pull off the egg.  Enjoy the bark...

  • BeaumontyBeaumonty Posts: 170
    I agree with Greenhawk.  Unless it's some sort of time issue, I "avoid" foil recipes.  I wouldn't hesitate for a butt because the bark is not quite as important. 

    The Egg just doesn't dry stuff out so it's unnecessary to me unless you want to speed things along.  It's not problem, just generally superfluous.  

    An example: i was pressed for time, rushed my ribs and the texture wasn't right, too tough.  Foil would have solved that.  When I am not pressed for time, i intentionally don't use foil.
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