Pork Butt in pan during smoke

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jbills5, May 12, 2014.

  1. jbills5

    jbills5 Meat Mopper

    Do you like to place your pork butt in a foil pan while it cooks or go directly onto the grates?  I am getting ready for my second pork butt and have seen butts done both ways. Your thoughts?
  2. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

    I always put right on grate. I really don't think it matters though.
  3. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Straight on the grate for me. With a pan underneath to catch drippings. I've had both ways and really not sure of much of a difference.
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I go directly on the grate unless doing different meats on each grate, then I put the meat in a pan...JJ
  5. jbills5

    jbills5 Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the info.  My first butt was right on the grates and turned out fine, but wanted to see if one was better than the other.

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