I have a new GOSM just seasoned. I went to 4 stores yesterday looking for a pork butt. They all were picnic's. I finally found a store that had a 8lb butt without the bone. I took it. Came home last night and made Meowey's Rub but added 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1 Teaspoon Onion powder. I lathered with yellow mustard and applied the Rub. I put it in the fridge and took it out this morning. Pre Heated my Smoker and added Apple Chunks. There was only one other time in my life I tried another wood other then Apple and that was my first smoke with Mequite.. Lets just say never again did I want to mess up my meat with that strong flavor. So ever since I used apple. After reading alot I'm going to venture into new woods just not today I almost went for Hickory. Ok Pictures to come Right now I'm getting familiar with adjustments. I have a probe in the butt and in the smoker. I use the Maverick ET-73 Doors closed at 9:30am this morning. First 1/2 hour it went from 220-240. Now I'm tuning it. I know from my reading the sticky I should stay between 225-240, So is it ok it swings between that or is there really a sweet spot? I can't imagine any smoker can hold one number other then a electric smoker.