I just finished building a UDS. I have 2 9 pound butts I would like to smoke as a first smoke. Yesterday, I seasoned the smoker. I always made the butts by rubbing them, refrigerate overnight, then put in my GOSM until they hit about 150. Then I would foil them and finish in the oven. When I opened the foil, it was full of juice. I was told that after 150 degrees they don't really absorb any more smoke. Now, after watching TV shows with all kinds of smokers in restaurants, they always show the butts being pulled out of the smoker cooked without foil and falling apart. Has anyone tried both ways? If so, what difference did it make? It would be great to just leave them in the UDS until they hit 200-205 then take off. But I wonder if they would be drier or the same? I plan on sticking these in there in the morning with just rub and fat cap down. I am going to use Royal Oak Lump Coal. I have also read where people say spritzing just washes off the rub and should be avoided for a butt. Your thoughts? If this works good, anyone want to buy a small Block GOSM?
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10/1/09 at 1:59pm