Panned Pork Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by red stick bbq, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Watching BBQ Pitmasters last week I saw that Johnny Trigg placed his butts in an aluminum pan. Now this method would certainly keep his pit clean but how does it help cooking the butt? I do not pan nor do I foil. I'm going after the most bark possible. (Just finished a 17 hour cook with two butts, 8.5 & 9.25, good stuff)

    All that being said, do you pan your butts? If so, why?
  2. I saw that episode also. I assumed it was to keep moisture. I don't know that to be fact, though.
  3. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes it does help some with moisture, catchs the juices to use on finished product, and keeps the pit cleaner. You can also set the pan below and catch drippings, and/or use the juice that are left after the foiling process,if you foil.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I do pan my 'Q'
    Underneath,so I can get that good smoke all over it AND have the drippings[​IMG]

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