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To wrap or not to wrap that is the question...

Bbqqwn

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So I'm smoking PP. Questions is should I wrap it at the stall, if so should I wrap with foil or butcher paper?
Thanks in advance!
 

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WildewoodBBQ

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I’ve done it both ways.. wrapping can’t hurt it, neither can leaving it unwrapped. Since you are doing two, you could wrap one and leave one unwrapped and see if you notice a difference or a preference.
 

jake0531

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Since you got two butts, wrap one and leave the other unwrapped and see what you like
 

thirdeye

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So I'm smoking PP. Questions is should I wrap it at the stall, if so should I wrap with foil or butcher paper?
Thanks in advance!
Unless I am cooking at a very low pit temp, for like 15 or 16 hours, I wrap when I get the color I want, mostly because I like the texture of the meat and the foil juices. However, foil or butcher paper are NOT your only choice.... you can do what I call a hybrid wrap.


This is where you lay out your foil on a sheet pan, add whatever goodies and liquid you like to use (the edges of the sheet pan prevent liquid from running off the foil) then lay a piece of butcher paper over the meat. Trim it to the size of the foil, and roll the foil and the butcher paper together making a seal. Now you have the protection of foil on the bottom and the breath-ability of the butcher paper on top.
 

phantom krankor

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I tend to wrap and put into a disposable dish as well one I get the color, mainly for ease of keeping the meat moist, and for cleaning. Never got any complaints :emoji_sunglasses:
 

Bbqqwn

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So I wrapped one in a pan with foil and one in butcher paper. Hubby liked the bark on butcher wrap. All in all a great cook. Next time I'll d othe full cook without wrapping. Thank you everyone for your input, glad to have stumbled on this forum!
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thirdeye

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It's all good. Foil is a tool, not a rule. If it fits in with your style of barbecue.... use it.

In a very different setting one evening, many years ago, I asked a competition BBQ cook about foil, and he said "... if you say you don't use foil, you're either lying, or loosing" . On the flipside, competition barbeque is a one-bite world and does not resemble backyard barbecue at all.

Reflecting back about 40 years ago, the first Memphis In May competition was held. The winner used on an old school horizontal barrel cooker, and some foil.

 

Bbqqwn

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It's all good. Foil is a tool, not a rule. If it fits in with your style of barbecue.... use it.

In a very different setting one evening, many years ago, I asked a competition BBQ cook about foil, and he said "... if you say you don't use foil, you're either lying, or loosing" . On the flipside, competition barbeque is a one-bite world and does not resemble backyard barbecue at all.

Reflecting back about 40 years ago, the first Memphis In May competition was held. The winner used on an old school horizontal barrel cooker, and some foil.

Great perspective and absolutely true!
 

noboundaries

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I've wrapped in foil at the stall, at 180F IT, in butcher paper, and no wrap. The bark is absolutely different and unique to each style., from soft (foil stall) to medium (180F IT and butcher paper) to crunchy (no wrap). I usually do no wrap because it it effortless.
 

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As said many times it all comes down to your personal preference. Try both ways as said and choose the one that suits your style.

Warren
 

HalfSmoked

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Bbqqwn Thanks for the like it is appreciated.

Warren
 

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