I got my AMNS from Todd today and have it in the smoker now getting seasoned. I'm going to smoke 2 butts for pulled pork for a get together on Saturday. They are about 7-8 pounds. My plan is to put them on about midnight with the AMNS. Depending on where they are when I get up will determine if I foil or not.
Does anyone smoke butts w/o foil? I have smoked ribs w/o foil and they turned out great. However, I just read through 14 pages of Meowy's sticky on a basic butt smoke, and only saw 1 person that didn't foil.
I'm thinking of putting the butts in disposable aluminum pans and leaving as-is until they get to 205, then foiling for several hours in the towel filled cooler before pulling, defatting the pan juices, and adding back into the meat.
Thanks for any and all suggestions!