Originally Posted by LittleDick'sBBQ
Made my first yesterday. I think I needed to let it go longer in the foil pan (7 hours total (3 in the foil pan) for a 4.28-pounder). It did not pull easily. But I had a hungry crowd and couldn't wait anymore.
I left the butcher's string on it too. Would that affect it?
Make sure you crank up the heat a bit after you foil. I did two five pounders last week and three hours at 325 was plenty for the chuckle to be pull tender.