losing to much juice

Discussion in 'Pork' started by biggiesize, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. biggiesize

    biggiesize Fire Starter

    It seems like I am losing a ton of juice during the foil process when doing a butt. It pulls good and is not dry but I would like to have that juice in the meat and not in the pan. Is this part of the cooking process and does this juice need to exit the meat in order for it to do well. I am smoking at a lower temp than most of you (200ish) I cant adjust this treager like yall my next setting will take it to 300. I am still averaging 1.5 hrs. per lb. to get 200.
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Why do you lose it during the foil? Make sure to buy HD foil only...wrap with a complete covering one way, then wrap again 90° the other. Take EXTREME care to not puncture foil, nor fold it too many times. After foil period open carefully, form a "spout" on one side and pour juice in a cup or whatever to defat.

    On Edit: Don't forget to rest meat for at least 20 min. before this. Or do it after the cooler stage if that's the plan.
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Let the meat rest for a while, it tends to take some of that juice back in.
    If you didn't get juice during the foil stage, something would be wrong...
    Take that juice and put back on your pulled pork!
  4. oscarsroost

    oscarsroost Smoke Blower

    I take that juice put it in a container in the frig for an hour. take the fat off the top then add a few spices to it and put it back on the finished product. Another layer of flavor.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  5. biggiesize

    biggiesize Fire Starter

    I foil with the butt in a tin pan.Its the juice in the pan I'm talking about. I lose very little up to the point of foiling.
  6. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Bigg those juices is normal, use them in your finishing sauce or flavor a good pot of green beans with it [​IMG] ... I put whay i have left in a cup and place in frig for later use. If I have any left over (normaly I dont) I take some out of the frig and put iit in the bottom of a vaccumn seal bag and put meat on top and seal for the freezer, when you get it back out to reheat it is like it just came out of the smoker.. Hope this help a little, it is just my 2 coppers worth...
  7. biggiesize

    biggiesize Fire Starter

    Thanks fellas I was just making sure this was a normal function of the smoke. i will de-fat the juice and add back to the meat. could I just add some rub to the juice or is there a better spice to use. I did'nt care for the vinegar based finish sauce, tend to like something sweeter.
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OH! Not losing- but you mean alot collects?!? DOH my bad. Don't worry, expect at least a cup to 2 cups...normal. Heh.
  9. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fat taste good [​IMG]

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