Originally Posted by sdb25
I used to have the same problem. With butts, I no longer spray anything on them (doesn't add anything, whether it be flavor or moisture). I also stopped using water pans long ago. Foil only after it's out of the cooker and resting.
I agree that you should only foil after its done to let it rest, but depending on your smoker, I think spritzing or mopping a butt makes a huge difference.