- Joined Jul 6, 2011
hey guys, i'm new to this, i'm having a party on saturday and i'm borrowing my neighbor's smoker and i have 6 racks of baby back ribs and a 12 pound boneless shoulder butt for pulled pork, i already have the basics down like the dry rub, etc, and my neighbor will assist me on operating the smoker, but i've been reading that a 12 pound piece of pork can take up to 15 hours to cook on the smoker, and i'm wondering if there's a way to speed up the process or if i should start it at night and then wake up the following morning to check on it.. i realize the ribs are a bit more straight forward and don't take as long to cook and i also like the idea of the 2-2-1 method, but is it necessary to foil the ribs and pork? or would it be ok if i left both of them unfoiled? are there any major differences between foil vs. no foil?? does doing it one way turn out better and/or faster than the other? just curious.. thanks for the help.