Thread: Shiny Side Down
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Old February 5th, 2008, 02:52 AM
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Default Re: Shiny Side Down

Originally Posted by boomhauer
Originally Posted by ZenSilk
There are supposedly two sides for a reason, not just cause they like Yin and Yang.

With the shiny side in, it is suppose to reflect more heat coming from the item itself, keeping the item on the inside hot.
When the shiny side is out, it is suppose to reflect heat away, slowing the heating process.

The coals are so close to the foil and the tobacco, and there are also holes in the foil that heat goes through, so foil side would not make a difference at all.
actually there are 2 sides for a reason it is true, its not because of heat reflection but its because of how they make it. in yet another aluminum topic i quote the makers of reynolds wrap

Which side of Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil should I use, the shiny or the dull side?

Actually, it makes no difference which side of the aluminum foil you use—both sides do the same fine job of cooking, freezing and storing food. The difference in appearance between dull and shiny is due to the foil manufacturing process. In the final rolling step, two layers of foil are passed through the rolling mill at the same time. The side coming in contact with the mill's highly polished steel rollers becomes shiny. The other side, not coming in contact with the heavy rollers, comes out with a dull or matte finish.

The exception is when using Reynolds Wrap® Release® Non-Stick Aluminum Foil. The non-stick coating is applied during manufacturing to the dull side of the foil. Always place the non-stick (dull) side toward the food.
haha, boom is the man!

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