I also used the cheesecloth up to the last hour. The whole breast turned out beautiful. Also, only used 1.5 oz pecan and a well seasoned smoker. Smoke profile was right on.
This is the best I could do for a picture. Smoked breast circled. Only half, saved half for sandwiches the next day.
That's Maureen and my aunt in the background. Great spread.
PS 2 of the 4 bottles are Sparkling Cider. We like our wines but we're not alcoholics.