Wrap or pan

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bishgeo, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Any difference in fouling or covered pan. I like foil pans so I just foul over top of pan.
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I have done that lots of times,it is faster and easier also.

  3. can't help ya as I don't foil or use pans.  In my opinion  pans inhibit the food from getting a full smoke....plus they sit in their own juices and I don't like it mushy.  You didn't say what you were smoking though.

  4. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Use cooling racks in pan for circulation and dripping. If Myron likes them it can't be all bad. Cooking this today.
  5. I think pans would work for ribs ... but I always use foil.

    For bigger cuts of meat, butts or briskets the reason you foil is to get past the stall.

     At about 150º to 160º internal temp, moisture evaporating from the surface of a butt or brisket will cool it and create the stall. If you tightly wrap it the moisture can’t evaporate and you can cook through the stall. 

    The meat must be wrapped tightly to prevent evaporation.

    for more info

  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I do roasts on racks above pans all the time, especially when I am making smokey Au jus. Or if I want to save the drippings for gravy. I don't wrap any thing I smoke though until it's done and ready to rest. One exception to that is beef ribs. I feel they benefit from the braising process. That's just my preference.
  7. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    That's an entree sting article. Sure explains my experience last Sat with mr brisket. I wonder how well excepted that theory is? Sure is food for thought.

    Thanks for sharing!
  8. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I like to use a pan when I do foil. It catches more of the juices. My foil always seems to leak. I always have a pan under butts and chuck roast anyway so I just defat the juice real quick and put the meat in the pan and double foil. Works great. I don't smoke with the meat in the pan without a cooling rack or my rib rack to keep it up out of the grease.

  9. bishgeo

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