You know what I tried something a bit different this last go and it worked out really great. I had to be somewhere and my butts were only at 150. I would have been gone past the 165 mark so I foiled them then. They had some decent bark on them and they had gotten some good smoke. I came back. And checked the butts. My therms got funked up so I set them aside. I opened the foil and saw there was a ton of juice in each one. So I left them foiled but I opened the foil just a bit so some of the fat could cook off but the meat would soak in some juice. This also let the bark crisp up a bit too.
I'll tell ya what these were some of the juiciest butts I've ever made. I'm thinking of foiling earlier more often now.
Originally Posted by Captain Dave
I've never tried injecting butts. Probably because i couldn't decide on what I wanted to inject it with. I do foil a butt when internal temp hits about 165 and add 4 or 5 oz of apple juice at that time. The meat should be done around 190. You'll know by how well the probe slides in.