Yes many a war have been started with the foiling of the butt! I have foiled some, some I left to their hang time. This time it was all about practice, trying to fine tune and pin point which way I like more.I didn't like the bark from the couple that I foiled before, However, the time it takes and the little extra dryness from not foiling is not the ticket either. I do think that I am going to foil from now on and just try to figure out the perfect time to unwrap and let that wonderful bark have its time. For me that's what it's all about, Love that bark!! The results are still inconclusive so more trails must be had! However I do know that I like to brine the butt instead of injecting. And definitely rub, wrap and fridge up for overnight.
I appreciate your input on the AMNPS and do think that I have made up my mind. I like the fact that you don't need power for, don't have to mount it to one location or use it special tools for/with it. Now I just need to talk myself in the $10 off plan. That offer is the one that comes with 3 or 4 two pound bags of pellets (or your choice of dust I think) and the lighter. Ok seriously why would I have to think about that one, that's a no brainer!!
Can't wait to cold smoke some stuff!!
Thank you for all your insight!!
I'm no expert on pork butt--haven't smoked one yet. But I've never heard of brining pork. I know about brining poultry and brining beef brisket to make corned beef or pastrami but not pork. But again, I don't know that much about it. I know you'll get plenty of bark during the unfoiled stages.