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    Foil Pan, Friend or Foe?

    So Iím breaking in my new pellet smoker and I decided to make a pork butt, not wanting to dirty up my new rig I decided to smoke the pork in a foil pan. It seems to take quite a bit longer to get up to temps vs laying on the grate or am I crazy? Do you guys find this to be the case?
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    The foil pan can shield the pork butt from the heat, making it longer to get up to temp. A lot of us put the meat on the upper rack and the foil pan underneath on the bottom rack. Heat can circulate all around whatever you're cooking. Same principle with roasting a turkey in a roasting pan. If you can get the bottom of the turkey above the rim of the pan you'll get a more uniform cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salmonsmoker View Post
    The foil pan can shield the pork butt from the heat, making it longer to get up to temp. A lot of us put the meat on the upper rack and the foil pan underneath on the bottom rack. Heat can circulate all around whatever you're cooking. Same principle with roasting a turkey in a roasting pan. If you can get the bottom of the turkey above the rim of the pan you'll get a more uniform cook.
    +1. I always use either the upper rack or a rack on top of the foil pan.
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