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Old 07-01-2005, 11:35 AM   #1
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I just don't get the whole foil thing. If I foiled every thing with the volume I do, I would go broke from buying foil. Plus all the extra work I would have to go threw. In the last 48 or so hours I have done over 275 pounds of butts and have another 100 pounds on now for vending tonight and threw the weekend. I lost track of how many I pulled so far.Guess I could count bones. I can't imagine how many feet of foil I would be going threw.I also have 300 pounds of ribs to do for Saturday night, Plus if I need more pulled pork.I guess if it works for you, Do it. Not for me vending and catering.
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:03 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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Please excuse my ignorance Larry, I don't understand your popcorn (snack) reply. Could you please enlighten me to it's meaning, Or what you are trying to say? It would be appreciated. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to acronyms, And kiddy cartoon responses. Thank You.
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:35 PM   #4
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That means he's ready for the show, anticipating a big foil argument.
It's been covered a lot. I think foil is used by folks trying to get the best q they can to eat. I've never heard the argument applied to catering. What do you care how others do it?

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Old 07-01-2005, 01:08 PM   #5
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I always thought of foil as being a crutch for those who don't know how to control there pit and used as a kind of cheater short cut kind of deal. I'm not here to raze any hell. How do you get 'burnt ends' from a brisket when its been steaming or sweating, Stewing in foil? Same for ribs or butt, How do you keep it from turning to mush or pork jell? I sure would like to know. I don't know it all, And never will. Sure if I have 2 or 3 butts that are stubborn left on the pit after pulling 10 or so that went on at the same time I'm going to foil them to hurry them up. As I said, I'm not looking for a fight, I would like to know pros and cons of foil. It's certainly isn't practical to wrap every thing, Especially the volume I do. But in a back yard doing a few racks of ribs, Or a butt, Brisket? Fill me in. As I said, I'm not looking for a war, I'm looking for specific information on foiling. The why do you foil. Is it because, That's the way you were told? Is it because it's the way they do it in comp.cook off? Is it because you need to hurry up the meat? I can go on, But I hope you know what I mean. I'm curious to specific reasons why foil is so important.
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:14 PM   #6
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Pigs is right...foil can lead to mushiness and can take away a crispy crust.
I can't speak for others, but I foil my ribs after they've cooked about half way, but then I take the ribs out of the foil for the last hour or so to get a more desirable exterior. To me it seems that the ribs are juicier that way, and the muscles/connectors break down easier/better.

There's a ton of folks who swear by foiling briskets and letting them rest. I'm gonna try that soon, cause my briskets suck.

I only foil butts after pulling em off the grill.
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:22 PM   #7
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Ok Raine, How about burnt ends? Are they posible with a foiled brisket? If so when do I foil? When do I unfoil. Be specific.
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:34 PM   #8
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Thanks for being honest Raine, (OT) Good luck with the new place. Hope old hic is installed by now.
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:36 PM   #9
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True! I don't know how to cook a brisket cause I've never had the real deal!
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Well some of us who don't have all the experinece that others have foil their briskets. I'm not doing 10 at a time, rather 1 at a time. I don't feel like cooking for 16 hours and have a tough piece of meat to show for my efforts. In time with a little more practice, I'll try another without foil. I did one once and it was dry and tough. I've done a few with foil and have had excellent results. I'm not trying to supplement my income with "Qing". I'm working 50 - 60 hours a week as it is now with my regular job. I get to "Q" once a week if I'm lucking and thats it. I'm sure some of you that cook multiple briskets at a time have had a dry one every so often. It's probably easy to mix a little bit of 1 dry brisket with a whole lot of great brisket and nobody would know any different. So if no foil works for you, I'm very happy for you, but when foiling works for me, my whole family is happy for me! Now Larry, pass the popcorn!
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