Kroger has a sale on Picnics for .99 a pound, so I picked up a couple, and going to smoke one this weekend. I've read dozens of posts about picnics, so I think my gameplan is pretty solid. But I do have a couple of questions on some things I'm just not sure of.
First, I am going to have a drip pan underneath the picnic to catch the juices. Do I need to start with any liquid in this drip pan or should it just be empty? I also know that people wrap their picnic at about 160-170, and there are juices contained in the foil wrap when it's done resting. do I combine these juices with the ones from the drip pan to put in the fridge to separate the fat from them?
During the resting process in the cooler, does the towel need to be dry or damp?
I have the A-maz-N smoker, do I need to refill it with wood if it runs out after many hours of smoking? Also, they suggest not putting in a water pan when using the smoker. Just leave it empty.
I Plan to apply rub and stick in the fridge tonight, smoke it at about 230 -240 degrees Saturday, cook it to about 192 - 195, have it pulled and stored in Ziploc bags in the refrigerator and will use it for dinner Sunday, along with the juices from the cook. I do plan to foil at around 165 as I don't prefer a hard bark.
Answers and any other pointers appreciated!