Getting ready to smoke a butt in my WSM 22.5 and was wondering if its better to smoke it in a pan or directly on the grill...
Never ending conflict on these types of questions.
You will have to experiment and decide for yourself.
To confuse you more?
Some never foil.
Some start on the grate, foil and finish.
Some start and finish in a pan.
Some start on the grate and finish in a pan with or without a little liquid and covered with foil
You can see there could many more combinations even of what is listed?
Main thing is to follow the basics and have fun in the process!
The rest can come with time and experimentation.
I am convinced that the enjoyment of the journey is nearly always more rewarding than reaching the desired destination.
Good luck and good smoking.