So, I got a Brinkman Smoke 'n' Grill (which I guess forum members call an ECB?) from my neighbor. I also have a boston butt (unknown weight). I did the prep that the instruction manual says to do for the smoker (you know, the light coat of oil thing for 2 hours...). I have not YET done some of the mods that I guess I need to do. I have True 'Cue lump from HD. I have been scouring the forums (and not just this one) for advice/directiosn/whatever. There is so much info out there that my head is spinning, so I have made this post. I would like to make my own rub and then smoke the butt and have a tasty meal. Would it be too much to ask to have some explain this process to me Barney-style? How to I prep the butt? How do I light the charcoal better? How do I measure the temperature to know when it is done (by the by, what temp is measured when people refer to smoking at 220?) Etc, etc, etc Thanks ahead of time. I look forward to smoking stuff!!