Foil w/ pans or w/out??????

Discussion in 'Beef' started by xtexan, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    I have always used pans when foiling my meat. Due to the issue w/ the propane, I will be finishing an order in the oven tonight (I know, cheating). But I cannot pull an all nighter w/ work tomorrow and the National Championship tomorrow night (Go Bucks!) So I need room in the oven for 2 butts and 2 briskets. I will have more room if I do not use pans but I am concerened about the juices dripping on the bottom of the oven. Do any of you ever use foil only w/ no pan???
  2. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    There's nothing wrong with finishing in the oven. Who's to say whats cheating. Some say electric and propane smokers is cheating.

    As long as you turn out a good product, There is no cheating!

    If you your worried about juices in the oven, use a pan. Mash the pan around the meat to gain more space. Or trim the pan if you have to.

    hope this helps.
  3. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    Thanks, will do. I wouldnt think the foil would hold all of the juices since the pan is usually 1/3 full of juice.
  4. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Or double wrap the meat and place a foil pan in the bottom of the oven to catch any juice that might drip out.
  5. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    I had some pork butts I had to finish in the oven that were just wrapped in foil... double wrapped in fact.

    You are absolutely right!! There was juice all over the bottom of the oven. The smoke alarm went off when we opened the oven door. [​IMG]

    I would strongly recommend some kind of pan!
  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Put the foiled meat on cookie sheets. That will allow you to make the most of the space in the oven. BTW, I've finished in the oven many times.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you use HD aluminum foil virgin... right out of the box..and are durn careful when you wrap will hold the juices. BUT you better be careful if ya try it. Don't fold or heavily crease the foil...that's the key.
  8. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    Dang I love this sight. Ask and you shall receive!

    Thanks Guys!!!!!
  9. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another trick I have done in the oven when making jerky, is I put foil on the bottom of the oven under the element. Makes for easy cleaning.


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