Wrapped meat in foil

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by peterg, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. peterg

    peterg Newbie

    Hi everyone, I have a electric smoker that I use quite regularly which I have been hesitated to wrap

     meat in foil, has any one done this? are there any problems with it? I appreciate any advice.
  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hello and welcome, I run an electric smoker and have once or twice foiled meat in it. 

    I don't do it much because I love the smoke on the meat.

    But it most certainly can be done.

    Other folks with a lot more knowledge will, I'm sure be along here shortly.

           Keep on smokin'                         Ed
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016
  3. peterg

    peterg Newbie

    Hi Ed,

    Thank you for your reply, I apologize, my question was wrong, what I needed to ask, was after smoking your meat is it ok to foil wrap it and leave it in the smoker, I've never done it before.

    Appreciate your advice.

  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome...Foiling meat is very common, usually with some liquid, when the Internal Temp (IT) stops rising. For a Pork Butt this stall is usually between 155 and 165°F and foiling speeds through the stall. Then there is the 3-2-1 method for Ribs 3 hours smoke. 2 hours in Foil and 1 hour back in the smoker. Also in the event the meat is done early and the guests are not, wrap in foil and towels and stick everything in a small cooler and the meat will stay hot for several hours...JJ
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2016
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

      Yes it's OK, but why would you do that?

    If it's done it will continue to cook in the foil, then it will be over done.

    If your just trying to keep it warm, you would need to keep the smoker temp around 175.

    Easier way to keep it warm would be to wrap it in foil & towels like JJ said.

  6. peterg

    peterg Newbie

    Thanks JJ
  7. peterg

    peterg Newbie

    Many thanks
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    Nothing wrong with wrapping in Foil, 

  9. peterg

    peterg Newbie

    Many thanks Gary


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