Strange cuz I was heading over here to ask a Q about foil.
I did some ribs this weekend (3rd time using the smoker) and decided to try the 2-2-1 on two of my three slabs. Turned out to be more of a 3-2-.75 though.
The one in the middle did not get foil and the two outside ones got foil and apple juice.
Middle one not foiled
The foiled ones were completely falling off the bone. I was using two tongs to move them and a chunk fell off.
The unfoiled ones were a bit tougher, but it seemed the meat did not shrink on the bones as much. Flavor wise there was not too much difference.OK so now another foil question:
I made a simple rub for my ribs the night before smoking them.
cayenne / black pepper / bay leaf
I covered the ribs in foil and put them in the fridge over night.
The next morning the foil that was touching the ribs had dissolved. There were holes and it made a gray colored metal flake filled spot on the raw ribs.
Did the smoking and covered the ribs again with some foil in the same pan and the smoked ribs did the same thing to the foil.
Foil was renyolds non heavy duty. I am thinking there was some sort of reaction, possibly acidic that caused it. Also I failed to notice which side of the foil was touching the meat either time. Any clues?