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Old 11-24-2020, 02:03 PM   #1
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Do you wrap your Boston butts are brisket etc. I’ve always wrapped never crossed my mind not to. But you guys that been in this for a while. Does it make a difference are not. I’m pretty sure next cook I will try full cook unwrapped. Have you tried both ways ? Can you tell with the final result of your cook ?
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:08 PM   #2
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I wrap for time's sake. I used to not wrap big cuts but, ever since I did I have never looked back. Both ways produced good product. To me it's a personal preference I suppose.
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:40 PM   #3
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I wrap both. The wrap gives me an opportunity to create and save juice to be used on the cut brisket or in the pulled pork.
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:42 PM   #4
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Butts.... it's 75% wrap, 25% unwrapped. On the unwrapped ones I use a fan controller and cook all night at 245°, so they take about 15 or 16 hours.
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:49 PM   #5
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To my mind this comes down a lot on what are you cooking with. If you are using something that is on the lower effort/fuel side like a cabinet/drum/kamado, just let time run its course and do its thing. However, if you are burning splits or pellets, than the level of effort and/or fuel consumption may point towards hurrying things along with a little wrap. I have historically wrapped . . . but I have also mostly cooked on a super inefficient, inconsistent cooker and not doing so could add a lot of time, fuel, and effort.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:51 PM   #6
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I always wrapped on my drum, almost never wrap on my pellet grill. I prefer the bark when I don’t wrap. It takes longer when you don’t wrap but on the pellet grill that’s not a big deal.
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I wrap both butts and brisket. I too like to save and use the juices. Also I prefer for the bark to be on the softer side.
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I go back and forth on this and it depends on what I am cooking on. When I cook for large groups - I wrap 100% of the time (Butts & Ribs) just to save time. At home I never wrap ribs or butts. I go back and forth on briskets. When I do wrap briskets, I like to use butcher paper vs foil - I think the bark holds better in the paper. I am cooking 2-15lb SRF Wagyu briskets for Thanksgiving and I am going back and forth on what to do. I am cooking them on an insulated, gravity feed - so temp control and fire management are not an issue. I may wrap one and leave one nude!
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I don't wrap butts or ribs but I do put brisket in a covered foil pan around 160.
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Like what was said before, if time was a factor, I'll wrap. I usually don't.
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I always wrap ribs and brisket and never wrap butts. I'm going to do a ham tomorrow and it will get wrapped.
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Wrap Briskets. Pan and foil Butts. Wrap baby backs if they are on the thicker sides. May or may not wrap Spares- depends on the mood.
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I used to wrap but no longer....much better bark!!!
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I used to wrap but no longer....much better bark!!!
I prefer the bite to the bark.
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I never wrap or inject. I still do low and slow because it’s what I know, and I’m not usually in a hurry.
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