Smoking shoulder in aluminum foil pan questions

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ralphbrown05, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. I'm doing a family get together this weekend and I'm doin 2 shoulders but I wanna try to smoke them in foil pans...has anyone done this? What was your outcome?
  2. tank

    tank Smoke Blower

    I have done it with good results.  I simply add a half pan cooling rack to the bottom of my foil pan.  I got the idea from BearCarver.  Here is a link to amazon .  Just make sure the rack will fit your pan.  This keeps the butt out of the juices but catches everything.  You might loose a little of the smokeness but to be honest I can't tell much of a difference.  I just tend to use a stronger flavor of wood like hickory or mesquitte.  I have done this 3-4 times now all with great results.  Plus the clean up is a breeze.
  3. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep keep it off the bottom.

    I usually place it on the grates and a pan below, your gonna want to remove the grease from the drippings or your PP will be greasy.

    That sounds nasty "PP to greasy" [​IMG]

    Good luck and keep us posted.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Like they said, it works fine. You just don't get quite as much smoke on it.
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I usually run without the pan till the butts get to 165, then into the pan and cover with foil. Works great.

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