This crutch bullsh1t is just that "BULLSH!T" . Foil is a tool, just like pelletts, lump charcoal, a rub, a mob, a glaze, and a cooler. It has its advantages and disadvantages....You won't win a contest because of it, or lose without it. If you want to use it, use it.
Oct 2011 Update. (it changes)
2 WSM's 1 of each (18.5, 22.5)
2 UDS's Gone, (Brother in Law took them....FARKER)
1 Rib Machine Chargriller Pro Hella Mod (Retired)
2 Bubba Keg (One HOT MOTHER, One LOW N SLOW)
1 22" Performer
Yoder YS-640 is the next cooking device.