Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14

Thread: Resting best: Commercial food wrap v. foil?

  1. #11
    TVWBB Pro BFletcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Preble CO. Ohio
    Posts
    895
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wray View Post
    .. but generally at what point in your long brisket smokes do you wrap the brisket to return to smoker for last part of smoke?
    I generally wrap at some point during the stall period but my overriding decision is that I will not wrap until I'm satisfied that the bark looks to me to be well-set, which will include observing the texture and color.

  2. #12
    TVWBB Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Marietta, GA
    Posts
    923
    My BIL tried butcher paper and got good results, but went back to foil. I wrap briskets in foil at 160, take them off when probe tender, separate the point and flat, and wrap the flat in fresh foil and towels. I put the newly wrapped flat in a cooler to rest and make burnt ends out of the point. I've never used butcher paper or plastic wrap and don't see the need to.
    Lew
    Bunch of Webers, Smoke EZ, GMG Daniel Boone, White Thermapen MK4

  3. #13
    TVWBB Diamond Member Dustin Dorsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Burkburnett, Tx
    Posts
    3,599
    I will sometimes pick a target temp, but the problem with that is there are various factors that influence when the stall happens. While the stall is happening that bark is forming, so it's a tradeoff of moisture retention vs. bark formation. If your goal is simply to avoid the stall and retain moisture, then I'd just go with tightly wrapped foil. If your goal is to protect the brisket from too much smoke and preserve the color, go with paper or foil. You help retain moisture as well. Just make sure your bark is set if that's important to you. Also, there's such a thing as too much of a good thing. The bark can get too tough, in my opinion.
    Last edited by Dustin Dorsey; 11-29-2018 at 07:01 AM.
    22.5 WSM, 22.5 OTS, Smokey Joe, Genesis 1000, Smokenator 1000, Old Country Pecos, Thermapen, Smoke, Maverick ET-732, Igrill 2

  4. #14
    TVWBB Diamond Member Timothy F. Lewis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Kalamazoo, MICHIGAN
    Posts
    3,741
    I don’t wrap until pulling off to hold for serving time.
    Distinguebant Sed, Ignoret In Particulari!
    "If brains was lard, that boy couldn't grease too big a skillet!" J. D. Clampett

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •