Sooooo what is your take home? They both look so dang good in the pics I'm not sure I can draw a conclusion other than maybe wrap to preserve color then unwrap for a while to firm up the bark???
Weber 26.75 OTG w/CI grates & SJ/WSM Mini
Home built 24"x72" reverse flow stick burner trailer with 18"x44" grill w/CI grates and upright SS gas oven/smoker.
Home built 48" fire pit with a 30"x30" Santa Maria style ranch grill.
Home built lump charcoal retort, iGrill & a bunch of other cooking toys.