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Should I use Butcher Paper when smoking meat? Texas Crutch Method? Tip Butcher Paper Fire starter!

Updated: Oct 16, 2022

To wrap or unwrap that is often the question when it comes to BBQing and smoking. Do you wrap your Bristket or Beef Ribs? Pork Butt?

Butcher Paper wrapped brisket resting in a cooler
Butcher Paper wrapped brisket resting in a cooler

Butcher paper is great to use. Some people prefer to smoke their meats and not wrap it aka "Texas Crutch" . The truth is there is no right or wrong way when it comes to great BBQ. It all comes down to your tastes. I prefer to wrap and rest it in a cooler to pull all those savory juices back in. Don't forget to add the wagyu beef tallow when wrapping.

Another great use of your old used butcher paper is to use it as a fire starter.

There are plenty of options when it comes to butcher paper but this one comes in a dispenser box. If you don't have your own cutter then you may have experienced the roll.... You know when the butcher paper just rolls right off the table and onto the ground or floor. Normally this will result in about 5 foot of paper waste. The other issue is uneven tears when ripping the paper. These may not be to big of issues for you if you have a proper outdoor prepping station but if you don't this is a good buy right now at 30% off.

Pink Butcher Paper (17.25 Inch x 175 Feet Roll With Dispenser Box) - For Meat Smoking and BBQ - Heavy Duty Unwaxed Unbleached Food Grade Paper - Smoker Safe - Use Wrap While Cooking For Tender Meat

Of course if you have your own cutter or want to buy one you can always go with Amazon's #1 best selling butcher paper. It's also made in the USA.

Pink Butcher Paper Roll - 18 Inch x 175 Feet (2100 Inch) - Food Grade Peach Wrapping Paper for Smoking Meat of all Varieties - Made in USA

Paper Roll Dispenser and Cutter - Heavy Duty Kraft, Freezer, and Butcher Paper Dispenser - Non Slip Paper Cutter for 18 Inches Rolls - Wall Mountable

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