This is my first post to SMF. Ive been reading over the past few months and have gather alot of great information. This is not my first smoke, I have done ribs (3-2-1) twice, second one came out much better. Pork butt a few weeks ago, fattie, jerky, and brisket (didnt turn out great). I am gonna do a whole post with Qview included (hopefully). I am having some friends over for a picnic with some canoeing and fishing (and some brews) involved. I am typically a griller, Ill grill anything and I feel (and other people think) that I am pretty good at it. Smoking is pretty new to me but I have enjoyed what I have made in the past with a few exceptions. This weekend I am doing 3 pork butts (making one for someone at work as the last time I took leftovers in and ppl were in love). 2 small 1lb fatties with onion, peppers, cheese and pasta sauce. I feel that the pasta sauce takes away from the sausage taste as I feel that it can get a little overwhelming even though its so tasty. I have about 18 abts to do with cream cheese and cheddar. Also a friend is bringing a venison loin over that we will throw on with some garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Here is my plan for the butts as I had much success with a similar recipe last time. 3 4-6lbs butts (tee hee) rub down with mustard (had a great bark last time) rub with store bought (usually I would make my own but Im lazy right now) Mccormick brand bbq pork rub Smoke over apple and hickory until 160+ foil until 198 or so and then wrap in towel and put in cooler for a few hours Last time I sprayed with oatmeal stout beer (homemade by ME), it seemed to work well but Im gonna try apple juice this time as I havent done it b4. ABTs Ive had great success with on the grill but Im gonna try smoking them. I always get from the local grocery store and some have been hot some havent. Im really gonna make sure I scrape them good with a grapefruit spoon to reduce heat. I dont mind but the wife does. Fatties will be straight forward. Here are some pics of the butts and fatties being rolled. Last time I did fattie i just rolled on parchment paper, putting in bags was 100000000 times better. I just put some EVOO in the bag and then rolled it in like 1 min. AWESOME and easy. More Q view to come. Im going out with some friends, hey, Im only 25 gotta live it up b4 the kids start rolling in! Im sure Ill find typing errors in this, you think working in QA would make me want to proof read my own work... NOPE. The goal is to have everything ready for 5pm tomorrow evening. I hope to start the butt around 2am tonight! Peace out for now.