Every grilling pro has his/her techniques on how to make the best bbq.  One of those techniques is called the “Texas Crutch”.  That is, foiling meat, sometimes in a braising liquid, to tenderize and speed up the cooking process.  This is a polarizing topic as many believe foiling is akin to boiling and leeches flavors from the meat.  No matter where you stand on this topic, this is an interesting article with several sub-articles in the text….

 

http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_technique/texas_crutch.html

 

 

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