Yeah, I never foil brisket or butts- at least not while cooking. I prefer not to foil and cooler for holding afterward, but my timing is not always spot-on. Bark is da bomb!
Weber Smokey Joe
18" Weber Kettle
22" Weber clone kettle
Curb-foundling char-broil gasser
WSM: Assembled! First cook: 8/25/06
Fanatical devotion to the Q