First shoulder foil dilemma

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sdlocal, May 29, 2011.

what should be my foil plan

Poll closed Jul 29, 2011.
  1. No Foil go for max bark it will still be tender

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  2. Foil at 170 till 190 then unwrap and firm until 205

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  3. Why risk it foil at 165 and pull out of oven at 205 and go for max tenderness

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  1. sdlocal

    sdlocal Fire Starter


    I will be starting a shoulder at 10PM in my Master Forge propane with modifications (gaskets, upgraded water pan).  I will be using my maverick so chamber and meat temp will be good to go.

    I want a good bark but also want it to be tender.  I was thinking to foil it at 170 and then take it out of the foil at 190 and firm it back up till it reaches 205.  Will that dry it out?  Will I lose my bark because of the foil?  With my upgraded water pan I get great hummidity....and I will spritz with apple juice and rum.

    Here are the options I as I have read them:

    No foil

    Foil at 165 and leave it till 205

    Foil at 170 and unwrap at 190 and firm up till 205

    I will be resting in foil for a couple of hours as the pork is for a family event a little later in the day.

    I am really torn on what to do....I would love to hear from you guys on what you think is best.


    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  2. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    I never foil and never will .I don't serve soggy Q.Love the bark.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't foil either, love the bark!

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