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Drake, morning... Giving meat a long rest, seems to help with the tenderness...also helps with the moistness... It is always a good idea... foiling and wrapping with towels and placing in an insulated box, like a cooler seems to be the easiest....
Hi DF. What Dave said is right on though I only give mine about an hour rest in foil for about an hour before pulling and they turn out great. The coolers and towels are typically used when you want to try and keep the meat hot for later in the day.
Hey...don't forget the q-view, cause
I like to rest a butt in a disposable foil pan uncovered on the countertop half an hour or so and pull by (gloved) hand. I don't wrap a butt on the cooker or afterwards because bark is important to me. I've found that they are still moist and tender on the inside doing this many, many times. I recommend trying it both ways and seeing how you like it which in the end is all that really matters.
I will place on smoker for the first few hours, then I like to wrap after the first three hours, I'll place it in the pan that I had it sitting in overnight with the left over injection, then unwrap for the last 2 or three hours. Then after cooking I like to wrap it back up in the pan and let it set for a few hours and let it suck back in the juices as it cools in a cooler. It is still real hot after the few hours sitting. It usually will pull apart extremely easy and very very moist. The bark is a little less crisp but the moist tender meat makes up for it.
That's a great idea. Looks like you're on your way to a feast! Those chicken skewers look like a great idea as well!