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Foil w/ pans or w/out??????

post #1 of 9
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I have always used pans when foiling my meat. Due to the issue w/ the propane, I will be finishing an order in the oven tonight (I know, cheating). But I cannot pull an all nighter w/ work tomorrow and the National Championship tomorrow night (Go Bucks!) So I need room in the oven for 2 butts and 2 briskets. I will have more room if I do not use pans but I am concerened about the juices dripping on the bottom of the oven. Do any of you ever use foil only w/ no pan???
post #2 of 9
There's nothing wrong with finishing in the oven. Who's to say whats cheating. Some say electric and propane smokers is cheating.

As long as you turn out a good product, There is no cheating!

If you your worried about juices in the oven, use a pan. Mash the pan around the meat to gain more space. Or trim the pan if you have to.

hope this helps.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks, will do. I wouldnt think the foil would hold all of the juices since the pan is usually 1/3 full of juice.
post #4 of 9
Or double wrap the meat and place a foil pan in the bottom of the oven to catch any juice that might drip out.
post #5 of 9
I had some pork butts I had to finish in the oven that were just wrapped in foil... double wrapped in fact.

You are absolutely right!! There was juice all over the bottom of the oven. The smoke alarm went off when we opened the oven door. icon_eek.gif

I would strongly recommend some kind of pan!
post #6 of 9
Put the foiled meat on cookie sheets. That will allow you to make the most of the space in the oven. BTW, I've finished in the oven many times.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #7 of 9
If you use HD aluminum foil virgin... right out of the box..and are durn careful when you wrap will hold the juices. BUT you better be careful if ya try it. Don't fold or heavily crease the foil...that's the key.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Dang I love this sight. Ask and you shall receive!

Thanks Guys!!!!!
post #9 of 9
Another trick I have done in the oven when making jerky, is I put foil on the bottom of the oven under the element. Makes for easy cleaning.

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