Question, foiling at a higher temp??

Discussion in 'Pork' started by xray, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    I was wondering if anybody has ever foiled a pork butt at a temp above the stall, say like 180 or 185?

    I usually don't foil butts but I was thinking of foiling at 180 and bringing inside to finish in the oven because of darkness.

    Anything wrong with foiling at a higher temp than the usual 160-165?
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nothing wrong with it. I probably would just put the roast on a rack over a pan (or in a roasting pan with a rack) and put it in the oven set at the same temp as the smoker. I don't like foiling because it ruins the bark.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015
  3. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    I'm a no foil guy myself and I like my bark. I figured foiling at a higher temp would preserve more of the bark as say 165. I was also wondering this because the colder outside temps and wind are giving my gasser some good temp swings.

    Just wanted to bring it in and finish indoors as opposed to me monkeying around in the dark for a few more hours.

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