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cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
I've got 2 butts on and I thought I'd just wrap the platesetter in foil instead of using a drip pan. I never thought the butts would let off so much juice. I went to peak at the temp and saw liquid all around the base of the egg. Turns out all of the juice was running out of the draft door. Drip pan now inserted.
Mark Annville, PA


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,792
    Good reminder, especially if you don't cook butts that often.  I use a drip pan raised (use the BGE feet or balled up foil as spacers) off the platesetter to reduce the burning of the juices during the cook. 
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  • Drip pan lined in HD foil...then, who cares if it burns. Pull out the foil and toss it.
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Butt's let out a tremendous amount of juice. Especially if you used injections in the butts. Ribs, you can get away with foil (depending on how many).
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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    I should have known better. Especially since I injected them.
    Mark Annville, PA
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